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Class: Earth. Type: Magnetosphere. Nation: USA. Agency: U.S. Air Force.
Ionosphere and magnetosphere studies; destroyed 9/13/85 (while still functioning) as part of ASAT test.
Total Mass: 1,331 kg.
24 February 1979
Solwind (P 78-1) Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Atlas F. Mass: 1,331 kg. Perigee: 310 km. Apogee: 317 km. Inclination: 97.8 deg.
Ionosphere and magnetosphere studies; destroyed 9/13/85 (while still functioning) as part of ASAT test. Spacecraft engaged in practical applications and uses of space technology such as weather or communication (US Cat C).
- 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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