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Class: Technology. Nation: USA. Agency: United States Air Force. Manufacturer: Los Alamos National Labs.

FORTE - 'Fast On-orbit Recording of Transient Events' - was a US Los Alamos National Laboratory satellite designed to study natural and artificial radio emissions from the ionosphere. This data was needed to develop technology for monitoring nuclear test ban treaties.


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FORTE Chronology


29 August 1997 FORTE Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Pegasus XL. Perigee: 799 km. Apogee: 833 km. Inclination: 70.0 deg.

FORTE - 'Fast On-orbit Recording of Transient Events' - was a US Los Alamos National Laboratory satellite designed to study natural and artificial radio emissions from the ionosphere. This data was needed to develop technology for monitoring nuclear test ban treaties.



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