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Class: Earth. Type: Magnetosphere. Nation: USA. Agency: U.S. Air Force.

Satellite collected artificial radiation data (resulting from atmospheric and exoatmospheric nuclear explosions).


Total Mass: 1,125 kg.

Starfish Chronology

26 October 1962 Starfish Radiation 1 Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Thor Agena D. Mass: 1,100 kg. Perigee: 197 km. Apogee: 5,458 km. Inclination: 71.4 deg.

Artificial radiation data.

02 September 1965 Starfish Radiation 2 Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Thor Agena D. FAILURE: Agena-D failed; destroyed by range safety. Mass: 1,150 kg.

Artificial radiation data.


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