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Class: Earth. Type: Magnetosphere. Nation: USA. Agency: NASA.

Measured near-Earth magnetic field and crustal anomalies.


Specification

Total Mass: 181 kg.


Magsat Chronology


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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