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Class: Earth. Type: Micrometeoroid. Nation: USA. Agency: NASA.
Total Mass: 136 kg.
13 August 1972
Explorer 46 Program: Explorer. Launch Site: Wallops Island . Launch Vehicle: Scout D. Mass: 136 kg. Perigee: 492 km. Apogee: 811 km. Inclination: 37.7 deg.
Micrometeoroid tests. Spacecraft engaged in research and exploration of the upper atmosphere or outer space (US Cat B).
- 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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