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Class: ELINT. Nation: USA. Agency: U.S. Air Force.

Shuttle-launched geostationary ELINT satellite model that replaced Rhyolite/Aquacade.


Specification


Magnum Chronology


24 January 1985 USA 8 Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Shuttle. Perigee: 341 km. Apogee: 34,670 km. Inclination: 28.4 deg.

New Magnum model geostationary ELINT satellite model replaced earlier Rhyolite/Aquacade. Deployed from STS-51C January 24 1985. Boosted to geostationary orbit.


23 November 1989 USA 48 Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Shuttle. Perigee: 216 km. Apogee: 224 km. Inclination: 28.5 deg.

Second Magnum model ELINT satellite. Code name changed to Orion. Deployed from STS-33 November 23, 1989, and boosted to geostationary orbit.


15 November 1990 USA 67 Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Shuttle. Perigee: 78 km. Apogee: 226 km. Inclination: 28.5 deg.

Deployed from STS 38 11/15/90. Boosted to geostationary orbit.



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