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Other Designations: Orbital Test Satellite. Class: Technology. Nation: Europe. Agency: ESA.
Communications experiments satellite of the European Space Agency.
Total Mass: 865 kg.
11 May 1978
OTS-2; OTS 2 Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Delta 3914. Mass: 865 kg. Perigee: 36,084 km. Apogee: 36,132 km. Inclination: 9.3 deg.
Orbital Test Satellite; replacement for OTS-A; communications experiments. European Space Agency satellite. Launch time 2259 GMT. Reached definitive position, 10 deg east longitude, on May 24 at 0800 GMT. Launch by US Delta rocket.
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