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Class: ELINT. Type: Naval reconnaisance. Nation: USA. Agency: U.S. Navy.

NOSS detected the location of naval vessels using radio inferometry, and consisted of a main spacecraft and several subsatellites, linked by fine wires, several 100's of meters apart.


NOSS-2 subsatellite Chronology

08 June 1990 USA 61 Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Titan 4. Perigee: 920 km. Apogee: 1,304 km. Inclination: 63.4 deg.
08 November 1991 USA 74 Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Titan 4. Perigee: 954 km. Apogee: 1,270 km. Inclination: 63.4 deg.


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