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Class: Earth. Type: Weather. Nation: USA. Agency: NASA.

Synchronous Meteorological Satellite.


Specification

Total Mass: 627 kg.


SMS Chronology


17 May 1974 SMS 1 Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Delta 2914. Mass: 243 kg. Perigee: 36,216 km. Apogee: 36,303 km. Inclination: 15.5 deg.

Synchronous Meteorological Satellite. Spacecraft engaged in practical applications and uses of space technology such as weather or communication (US Cat C).


06 February 1975 SMS 2 Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Delta 2914. Mass: 627 kg. Perigee: 35,941 km. Apogee: 36,060 km. Inclination: 12.0 deg.

Synchronous Meteorological Satellite. Spacecraft engaged in practical applications and uses of space technology such as weather or communication (US Cat C).



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