This page no longer updated from 31 October 2001. Latest version can be found at www.astronautix.com

astronautix.com DMSP Block 5D

DMSP
DMSP -

Credit: USAF. 24,377 bytes. 323 x 271 pixels.



Other Designations: Defense Meteorological Satellite Program. Class: Earth. Type: Weather. Nation: USA. Agency: U.S. Air Force(AMS-1).

Defense Meteorological Satellite Program.


Specification

Total Mass: 4,900 kg.


DMSP Block 5D Chronology


11 September 1976 AMS 1 Program: DMSP. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Thor Burner. Mass: 450 kg. Perigee: 804 km. Apogee: 833 km. Inclination: 98.5 deg.

Defense Meteorological Satellite Program.


05 June 1977 AMS 2 Program: DMSP. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Thor Burner. Mass: 450 kg. Perigee: 788 km. Apogee: 849 km. Inclination: 99.0 deg.

Defense Meteorological Satellite Program.


01 May 1978 AMS 3 Program: DMSP. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Thor Burner. Mass: 513 kg. Perigee: 786 km. Apogee: 799 km. Inclination: 98.7 deg.

Defense Meteorological Satellite Program.


06 June 1979 AMS 4 Program: DMSP. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Thor Burner. Mass: 513 kg. Perigee: 805 km. Apogee: 826 km. Inclination: 98.6 deg.

Defense Meteorological Satellite Program.


15 July 1980 AMS 5 Program: DMSP. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Thor Burner. FAILURE: Second stage exploded. Mass: 513 kg.

Defense Meteorological Satellite Program.



Bibliography:



Back to Index
Last update 12 March 2001.
Contact Mark Wade with any corrections or comments.
Conditions for use of drawings, pictures, or other materials from this site..
© Mark Wade, 2001 .