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astronautix.com SECS


Other Designations: Special Experimental Communications System. Class: Communications. Type: Military Store-dump. Nation: United States. Agency: US Navy . Manufacturer: Defense Systems Inc. (now CTA).

SECS is a digital store and forward communications spacecraft for a classified mission. The design is similar to GLOMR with more data storage, greater redundancy, more space qualified hardware content. SECS was the first spacecraft launched on the air-launched Pegasus launch vehicle. The spacecraft operated for 3.5 years. Spacecraft: Spherical structure. Unstabilised. Body mounted solar cells. Payload: Similar to GLOMR


Specification

Total Length: 0.6 m. Maximum Diameter: 0.6 m.



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