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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.


Specification

Total Mass: 170 kg.


Nova Chronology


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.

Improved Transit.


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



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