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Class: Technology. Type: Ion engine. Nation: USA. Agency: U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army.
Carried SNAP-9A nuclear power source. The on-board reactor provided electrical power for a 2.2-lb ion engine.
Total Mass: 440 kg.
03 April 1965
Snapshot Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: SLV-3 Atlas / Agena D. Mass: 440 kg. Perigee: 1,270 km. Apogee: 1,314 km. Inclination: 90.3 deg.
Carried SNAP-9A nuclear power source. The on-board nuclear reactor provided electrical power for a 1 kgf ion engine. Telemetry failed.
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- 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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