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Class: Earth. Type: Ionosphere. Nation: France.

VLF wave propagation studies. Investigation of the properties of the ionized layers of the atmosphere by observation of the propagation of the properties of very low frequency waves in the ionosphere.


Specification

Total Mass: 60 kg.


FRANCE Chronology


06 December 1965 FRANCE 1 Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Scout X-4. Mass: 60 kg. Perigee: 696 km. Apogee: 707 km. Inclination: 75.9 deg.

VLF wave propagation studies. Investigation of the properties of the ionized layers of the atmosphere by observation of the propagation of the properties of very low frequency waves in the ionosphere. First registered by the United States in A/AC.105/INF.125. Orbit given there was 99 .9 min, 749 x 753 km x 75.9 deg, with note: France provided the payload for 1965-101A.



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