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Class: Technology. Type: Gravity gradient. Nation: USA. Agency: U.S. Army, U.S. Navy.

Gravity gradient stabilization tests. This series developed designs and deployment techniques later applied to the NOSS / Whitecloud naval reconnaisance satellites.


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GGSE Chronology


11 January 1964 GGSE 1 Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Thor Agena D. Mass: 39 kg. Perigee: 899 km. Apogee: 916 km. Inclination: 69.9 deg.

Gravity gradient stabilization tests. Space craft engaged in investigation of spaceflight techniques and technology (US Cat A).


09 March 1965 GGSE 3 Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Thor Agena D. Mass: 4 kg. Perigee: 886 km. Apogee: 915 km. Inclination: 70.1 deg.

Gravity gradient stabilization tests. Space craft engaged in investigation of spaceflight techniques and technology (US Cat A).


31 May 1967 GGSE 4 Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Thor Agena D. Mass: 4 kg. Perigee: 903 km. Apogee: 910 km. Inclination: 70.0 deg.

Gravity gradient stabilization tests. Space craft engaged in investigation of spaceflight techniques and technology (US Cat A).



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