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Class: Technology. Type: Ion engine. Nation: USA. Manufacturer: Boeing/Seal Beach.

ARGOS was the USAF Space Test Program P91-1 technology satellite. It carried an electric propulsion experiment, ionospheric instruments, a space dust experiment, and the NRL's USA hard X-ray astronomy detectors for X-ray binary star timing observations. ARGOS was built by Boeing/Seal Beach.


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ARGOS Chronology


23 February 1999 ARGOS Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Delta 7925. Perigee: 825 km. Apogee: 839 km. Inclination: 98.8 deg.

ARGOS was a USAF Space Test Program P91-1 technology satellite, equipped with an ion engine, ionosphere, x-ray, and dust detectors. Much delayed, it finally was placed into orbit on the eleventh (!) launch attempt.



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