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Class: Earth. Type: Atmosphere. Nation: Italy.

Atmospheric density studies.


Specification


San Marco Chronology


15 December 1964 San Marco 1 Launch Site: Wallops Island . Launch Vehicle: Scout X-4. Mass: 254 kg. Perigee: 200 km. Apogee: 842 km. Inclination: 37.8 deg.

Atmospheric density studies. Spacecraft engaged in research and exploration of the upper atmosphere or outer space (US Cat B).


26 April 1967 San Marco 2 Launch Site: San Marco . Launch Vehicle: Scout B. Mass: 129 kg. Perigee: 219 km. Apogee: 741 km. Inclination: 2.9 deg.

Atmospheric density data. Scientific satellite launched from a mobile range off Formosa Bay (Kenya).


24 April 1971 San Marco 3 Launch Site: San Marco . Launch Vehicle: Scout B. Mass: 164 kg. Perigee: 222 km. Apogee: 707 km. Inclination: 3.2 deg.

Atmospheric research. Spacecraft engaged in research and exploration of the upper atmosphere or outer space (US Cat B).


18 February 1974 San Marco 4 Launch Site: San Marco . Launch Vehicle: Scout D. Mass: 164 kg. Perigee: 270 km. Apogee: 875 km. Inclination: 2.9 deg.

Measurement of density, temperature, composition of atmosphere. Launch time 10:05:28.5 GMT. Anticipated life: 3 years.


25 March 1988 San Marco D/L Launch Site: San Marco . Launch Vehicle: Scout G. Mass: 236 kg. Perigee: 268 km. Apogee: 625 km. Inclination: 3.0 deg.

Upper atmosphere studies; US, France, Italy participation.



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