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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.
- 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
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