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