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Other Designations: Infrared Background Signature Survey. Class: Astronomy. Type: Infrared. Nation: USA. Agency: U.S. Air Force.
Sensor technology test; retrieved 5/2/91.
Total Mass: 1,901 kg.
28 April 1991
IBSS Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Shuttle. Mass: 1,901 kg. Perigee: 245 km. Apogee: 255 km. Inclination: 57.0 deg.
Infrared Background Signature Survey; sensor technology test; retrieved 5/2/91. Spent boosters, spent maneuvering stages, shrouds and other non-functional objects (US Cat D).
- 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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