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Class: Planetary. Type: Lunar. Nation: USA. Agency: NASA.
Released from Apollo; particles and fields experiments. Lunar Orbit (Selenocentric).
Total Mass: 36 kg.
26 July 1971
Apollo 15 Subsatellite Program: Apollo. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Saturn V. Mass: 36 kg.
Released from Apollo 15 into lunar orbit on 4 August 1971; studied lunar particles and included fields experiments.
16 April 1972
Apollo 16 Subsatellite Program: Apollo. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Saturn V. Mass: 36 kg.
Released from Apollo 16 into lunar orbit on 24 April 1972; fields and particles data; impacted lunar surface.
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