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Class: Earth. Type: Magnetosphere. Nation: USA. Agency: NASA.
Measured near-Earth magnetic field and crustal anomalies.
Total Mass: 181 kg.
30 October 1979
Magsat Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Scout G. Mass: 181 kg. Perigee: 352 km. Apogee: 561 km. Inclination: 96.8 deg.
Measured near-Earth magnetic field and crustal anomalies. Spacecraft engaged in practical applications and uses of space technology such as weather or communication (US Cat C).
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- 6 - JPL Mission and Spacecraft Library, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 1997. HTML when accessed: http://msl.jpl.nasa.gov/home.html
- 279 - McDowell, Jonathan, Launch Log, October 1998. HTML when accessed: http://hea-www.harvard.edu/~jcm/space/log/launch.html
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