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Class: Technology. Type: Navigation. Nation: USA. Agency: U.S. Navy.
Demonstrated navigation technologies.
Total Mass: 362 kg.
14 July 1974
NTS 1 Program: Navstar. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Atlas F. Mass: 293 kg. Perigee: 13,442 km. Apogee: 13,777 km. Inclination: 125.0 deg.
Demonstrated navigation technologies. Spacecraft engaged in practical applications and uses of space technology such as weather or communication (US Cat C).
23 June 1977
NTS 2 Program: Navstar. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Atlas F. Mass: 431 kg. Perigee: 20,115 km. Apogee: 20,256 km. Inclination: 63.9 deg.
Navigation Technical Satellite; GPS precursor. Space craft engaged in investigation of spaceflight techniques and technology (US Cat A).
- 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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