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

12 foot dia. balloon; identical to Explorer 9; atmospheric density studies.


Specification

Total Mass: 8 kg.


ADE Chronology


19 December 1963 Explorer 19 Program: Explorer. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Scout X-4. Mass: 7 kg. Perigee: 597 km. Apogee: 2,391 km. Inclination: 78.6 deg.

12 foot dia. balloon; identical to Explorer 9; atmospheric density studies. Spacecraft engaged in research and exploration of the upper atmosphere or outer space (US Cat B).


21 November 1964 Explorer 24 Program: Explorer. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Scout X-4. Mass: 9 kg. Perigee: 530 km. Apogee: 2,498 km. Inclination: 81.4 deg.

12 foot dia. balloon; atmospheric density studies. Spacecraft engaged in research and exploration of the upper atmosphere or outer space (US Cat B).


08 August 1968 Explorer 39 Program: Explorer. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Scout B. Mass: 9 kg. Perigee: 670 km. Apogee: 2,538 km. Inclination: 80.7 deg.

Air Density Explorer; atmospheric density and temperature data. Spacecraft engaged in research and exploration of the upper atmosphere or outer space (US Cat B).



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