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Class: Solar. Nation: USA. Agency: U.S. Navy.
Solar radiation data.
Total Mass: 170 kg.
05 March 1968
Explorer 37 Program: Explorer. Launch Site: Wallops Island . Launch Vehicle: Scout B. FAILURE: Partial Failure. Mass: 198 kg. Perigee: 353 km. Apogee: 433 km. Inclination: 59.3 deg.
Solar Explorer B; radiation data; off-nominal orbit.
08 July 1971
Explorer 44 Program: Explorer. Launch Site: Wallops Island . Launch Vehicle: Scout B. Mass: 118 kg. Perigee: 433 km. Apogee: 632 km. Inclination: 51.1 deg.
Solar radition data. Spacecraft engaged in research and exploration of the upper atmosphere or outer space (US Cat B).
15 March 1976
Solrad 11B Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Titan 3C. Mass: 181 kg. Perigee: 115,720 km. Apogee: 116,645 km. Inclination: 25.6 deg.
Solar radiation data. Spacecraft engaged in practical applications and uses of space technology such as weather or communication (US Cat C).
- 126 - Bramscher, Robert G, Spaceflight, "A Survey of Launch Vehicle Failures", 1980, Volume 22, page 351.
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