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Aurora over the Southern Hemisphere
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Class: Earth. Type: Magnetosphere. Nation: USA. Agency: U.S. Army, U.S. Navy.
Investigated aurora borealis.
Total Mass: 21 kg.
29 June 1967
Aurora 1 Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Thor Burner. Mass: 21 kg. Perigee: 3,792 km. Apogee: 3,947 km. Inclination: 90.1 deg.
Investigated aurora borealis. Space craft engaged in investigation of spaceflight techniques and technology (US Cat A).
- 2 - McDowell, Jonathan, The United Nations Registry of Space Objects, Harvard University, 1997. HTML when accessed: http://hea-www.harvard.edu/QEDT/jcm/space/un/un.html
- 6 - JPL Mission and Spacecraft Library, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 1997. HTML when accessed: http://msl.jpl.nasa.gov/home.html
- 279 - McDowell, Jonathan, Launch Log, October 1998. HTML when accessed: http://hea-www.harvard.edu/~jcm/space/log/launch.html
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