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STS-51-B
STS-51-B
Aurora over the Southern Hemisphere

Credit: NASA. 11,406 bytes. 610 x 419 pixels.


Class: Earth. Type: Magnetosphere. Nation: USA. Agency: U.S. Army, U.S. Navy.

Investigated aurora borealis.


Specification

Total Mass: 21 kg.


Aurora Chronology


29 June 1967 Aurora 1 Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Thor Burner. Mass: 21 kg. Perigee: 3,792 km. Apogee: 3,947 km. Inclination: 90.1 deg.

Investigated aurora borealis. Space craft engaged in investigation of spaceflight techniques and technology (US Cat A).



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