This page no longer updated from 31 October 2001.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

astronautix.com Echo 2


Class: Technology. Type: Communications. Nation: USA.

Passive commsat; balloon; 1st joint US/USSR space mission.


Specification

Total Mass: 256 kg.


Echo 2 Chronology


25 January 1964 Echo 2 Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Thor Agena B. Mass: 256 kg. Perigee: 1,030 km. Apogee: 1,315 km. Inclination: 81.5 deg.

Passive commsat; balloon; 1st joint US/USSR space mission. Spacecraft engaged in practical applications and uses of space technology such as weather or communication (US Cat C).



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 .