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Class: Earth. Type: Geodetic. Nation: USA. Agency: U.S. Army.
US Army topographic / geodesic satellite launched in 1970.
Total Mass: 18 kg.
08 April 1970
TOPO 1 Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: LT Thor Agena D. Mass: 18 kg. Perigee: 1,081 km. Apogee: 1,085 km. Inclination: 99.8 deg.
Spacecraft engaged in practical applications and uses of space technology such as weather or communication (US Cat C).
- 2 - McDowell, Jonathan, The United Nations Registry of Space Objects, Harvard University, 1997. HTML when accessed: http://hea-www.harvard.edu/QEDT/jcm/space/un/un.html
- 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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