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

Atmospheric research.


Specification


AE Chronology


03 April 1963 Explorer 17 Program: Explorer. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Delta B. Mass: 185 kg. Perigee: 254 km. Apogee: 891 km. Inclination: 57.6 deg.

Atmospheric research. Spacecraft engaged in research and exploration of the upper atmosphere or outer space (US Cat B).


25 May 1966 Explorer 32 Program: Explorer. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Delta C. Mass: 225 kg. Perigee: 282 km. Apogee: 2,723 km. Inclination: 64.6 deg.

Atmospheric Explorer; aeronomy experiments. Spacecraft engaged in research and exploration of the upper atmosphere or outer space (US Cat B).


16 December 1973 Explorer 51 Program: Explorer. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Delta 1914. Mass: 658 kg. Perigee: 155 km. Apogee: 4,306 km. Inclination: 68.1 deg.

Atmospheric Explorer; upper atmospheric research. Spacecraft engaged in research and exploration of the upper atmosphere or outer space (US Cat B).


06 October 1975 Explorer 54 Program: Explorer. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Delta 2914. Mass: 676 kg. Perigee: 151 km. Apogee: 3,819 km. Inclination: 90.1 deg.

Atmospheric Explorer; atmospheric research. Spacecraft engaged in research and exploration of the upper atmosphere or outer space (US Cat B).


20 November 1975 Explorer 55 Program: Explorer. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Delta 2914. Mass: 721 kg. Perigee: 154 km. Apogee: 3,002 km. Inclination: 19.7 deg.

Atmospheric Explorer. Spacecraft engaged in research and exploration of the upper atmosphere or outer space (US Cat B).



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