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Class: Technology. Type: Communications. Nation: USA.
Passive commsat; balloon; 1st joint US/USSR space mission.
Total Mass: 256 kg.
Echo 2 Chronology
25 January 1964
Echo 2 Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Thor Agena B. Mass: 256 kg. Perigee: 1,030 km. Apogee: 1,315 km. Inclination: 81.5 deg.
Passive commsat; balloon; 1st joint US/USSR space mission. Spacecraft engaged in practical applications and uses of space technology such as weather or communication (US Cat C).
- 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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