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Class: Technology. Type: Communications. Nation: USA. Agency: DARPA.
Signal Communication by Orbiting Relay Equipment; first commsat; transmitted taped messages for 13 days.
Total Mass: 70 kg.
18 December 1958
Score Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Atlas B. Mass: 70 kg. Perigee: 185 km. Apogee: 1,484 km. Inclination: 32.3 deg.
Signal Communication by Orbiting Relay Equipment; 1st commsat; transmitted taped messages for 13 days.
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