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Class: Communications. Type: Military. Nation: USA. Agency: U.S. Air Force.

Replacement for the SDS satellites, which from Molniya-type orbits, provided data relay services for optical reconnaisance and other military spacecraft.


Specification

Total Mass: 700 kg.


SDS-2 Chronology


08 August 1989 USA 40 Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Shuttle. Mass: 700 kg. Perigee: 296 km. Apogee: 307 km. Inclination: 57.0 deg.

Deployed from STS-28 8/8/89.


02 December 1992 USA 89 Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Shuttle. Mass: 700 kg. Perigee: 366 km. Apogee: 377 km. Inclination: 56.9 deg.

Deployed from STS-53 12/2/92.


12 May 1996 USA 119 Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Titan 4. Mass: 700 kg.

Unknown orbit


03 July 1996 USA 125 Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Titan 4. Mass: 700 kg.

Unknown orbit



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