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Class: Earth. Type: Weather. Nation: USA. Agency: NOAA.

Geostationary Environmental Satellite.


Specification

Total Mass: 2,105 kg.


GOES-Next Chronology


13 April 1994 GOES 8 Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Atlas I. Mass: 2,105 kg. Perigee: 35,293 km. Apogee: 36,184 km. Inclination: 0.4 deg.

Geostationary Environmental Satellite. Stationed at 75 deg W. Space craft engaged in investigation of spaceflight techniques and technology (US Cat A). Launch vehicle put payload into supersynchronous earth orbit with MRS trajectory option.


23 May 1995 GOES 9 Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Atlas I. Mass: 2,105 kg. Perigee: 35,809 km. Apogee: 35,911 km. Inclination: 0.2 deg.

Stationed at 135 deg W. Launch vehicle put payload into supersynchronous earth orbit with MRS trajectory option.


25 April 1997 GOES 10 Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Atlas I. Perigee: 35,759 km. Apogee: 35,818 km. Inclination: 0.0 deg.

Geosynchronous. Stationed over 105.7W Launch vehicle put payload into supersynchronous earth orbit with MRS trajectory option.



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