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Class: ELINT. Type: Naval reconnaisance. Nation: USA. Agency: U.S. Navy.

New generation of NOSS naval reconnaissance satellites. However earlier NOSS weighed only 2,000 kg; Titan 4 booster has seven times this capacity. What else was launched?


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NOSS-2 Chronology


08 June 1990 USA 59 Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Titan 4. Perigee: 268 km. Apogee: 284 km. Inclination: 61.0 deg.

First launch by Titan 4 of new generation of NOSS naval reconnaissance satellites. However earlier NOSS weighed only 2,000 kg; Titan 4 booster has seven times this capacity. What else was launched?


08 November 1991 USA 72 Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Titan 4.

Second launch by Titan 4 of new generation of NOSS naval reconnaissance satellites. However earlier NOSS weighed only 2,000 kg; Titan 4 booster has seven times this capacity. What else was launched?


02 August 1993 NOSS 19 Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Titan 4. FAILURE: Exploded 101 sec. after liftoff.

Third attempted launch by Titan 4 of new generation of NOSS naval reconnaissance satellites. No known launches of this system thereafter.


12 May 1996 USA 122 Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Titan 4. Perigee: 1,060 km. Apogee: 1,156 km. Inclination: 63.4 deg.

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