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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.


Specification

Total Mass: 1,331 kg.


Solwind Chronology


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).



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