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Class: Technology. Type: Ion engine. Nation: USA. Agency: U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army.

Carried SNAP-9A nuclear power source. The on-board reactor provided electrical power for a 2.2-lb ion engine.


Specification

Total Mass: 440 kg.


Snapshot Chronology


03 April 1965 Snapshot Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: SLV-3 Atlas / Agena D. Mass: 440 kg. Perigee: 1,270 km. Apogee: 1,314 km. Inclination: 90.3 deg.

Carried SNAP-9A nuclear power source. The on-board nuclear reactor provided electrical power for a 1 kgf ion engine. Telemetry failed.



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