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Other Designations: Defense Meteorological Satellite Program. Class: Earth. Type: Weather. Nation: USA. Agency: U.S. Air Force.

Defense Meteorological Satellite Program.


Specification

Total Mass: 188 kg.


DMSP Block 5C Chronology


09 August 1974 DMSP-Block-5C F1 Program: DMSP. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Thor Burner. Mass: 195 kg. Perigee: 779 km. Apogee: 844 km. Inclination: 98.8 deg.

Defense Meteorological Satellite Program.


24 May 1975 DMSP-Block-5C F2 Program: DMSP. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Thor Burner. Mass: 194 kg. Perigee: 794 km. Apogee: 880 km. Inclination: 98.7 deg.

Defense Meteorological Satellite Program.


19 February 1976 DMSP-Block-5C F3 Program: DMSP. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Thor Burner. FAILURE: Thor failed. Partial Failure. Mass: 175 kg. Perigee: 89 km. Apogee: 361 km. Inclination: 98.9 deg.

Defense Meteorological Satellite Program; unusable orbit.



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