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Class: Navigation. Nation: USA. Agency: U.S. Navy.
Spacecraft engaged in practical applications and uses of space technology such as weather or communication.
Total Mass: 170 kg.
25 May 1981
Nova 1 Program: Transit. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Scout G. Perigee: 1,163 km. Apogee: 1,183 km. Inclination: 90.1 deg.
12 October 1984
Nova 3 Program: Transit. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Scout G. Mass: 165 kg. Perigee: 1,149 km. Apogee: 1,199 km. Inclination: 89.9 deg.
Improved Transit. Pulsed plasma engine.
16 June 1988
Nova 2 Program: Transit. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Scout G. Mass: 174 kg. Perigee: 1,150 km. Apogee: 1,198 km. Inclination: 90.0 deg.
Improved Transit. Pulsed plasma thruster
- 2 - McDowell, Jonathan, The United Nations Registry of Space Objects, Harvard University, 1997. HTML when accessed: http://hea-www.harvard.edu/QEDT/jcm/space/un/un.html
- 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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