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Class: Technology. Type: Navigation. Nation: USA. Agency: U.S. Navy.

Demonstrated navigation technologies.


Specification

Total Mass: 362 kg.


NTS Chronology


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).



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