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Class: Earth. Type: Magnetosphere. Nation: USA. Agency: NASA.

Studies magnetosphere, energetic particles.


Total Mass: 52 kg.

SSS Chronology

15 November 1971 Explorer 45 Program: Explorer. Launch Site: San Marco . Launch Vehicle: Scout B. Mass: 52 kg. Perigee: 272 km. Apogee: 18,149 km. Inclination: 3.2 deg.

Studies magnetosphere, energetic particles. Spacecraft engaged in research and exploration of the upper atmosphere or outer space (US Cat B).


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