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Class: ELINT. Nation: USA. Agency: U.S. Air Force.
Trumpet signals intelligence satellites are equipped with a large deployable mesh antenna, and were designed to monitor Soviet communications and missile tests. They are placed into Molniya-type orbits.
03 May 1994
USA 103 Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Titan 4. Perigee: 518 km. Apogee: 537 km. Inclination: 55.1 deg.
Spacecraft engaged in research and exploration of the upper atmosphere or outer space (US Cat B).
10 July 1995
USA 112 Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Titan 4. Perigee: 1,000 km. Apogee: 39,000 km. Inclination: 64.0 deg.
08 November 1997
USA 136 Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Titan 4. Perigee: 1,100 km. Apogee: 39,059 km. Inclination: 63.6 deg.
- 4 - McDowell, Jonathan, Jonathan's Space Report (Internet Newsletter), Harvard University, Weekly, 1989 to Present. HTML when accessed: ftp://sao-ftp.harvard.edu/pub/jcm/space/news
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