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Class: Calibration. Nation: USA. Agency: U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy.

Space craft engaged in investigation of spaceflight techniques and technology (US Cat A).


Specification


SURCAL Chronology


24 January 1962 Surcal Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Thor Able-Star. FAILURE: Failure.
13 December 1962 SURCAL 2A Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Thor Agena D. Mass: 3 kg. Perigee: 222 km. Apogee: 2,762 km. Inclination: 70.2 deg.

Space craft engaged in investigation of spaceflight techniques and technology (US Cat A).


15 June 1963 SURCAL 1B Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Thor Agena D. Mass: 3 kg. Perigee: 172 km. Apogee: 802 km. Inclination: 69.9 deg.

Surveillance Calibration. Space craft engaged in investigation of spaceflight techniques and technology (US Cat A).


09 March 1965 SURCAL 2B Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Thor Agena D. Mass: 5 kg. Perigee: 902 km. Apogee: 947 km. Inclination: 70.1 deg.

Surveillance Calibration. Space craft engaged in investigation of spaceflight techniques and technology (US Cat A).


13 August 1965 Long Rod Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Thor Able-Star. Perigee: 1,090 km. Apogee: 1,194 km. Inclination: 90.0 deg.

Space craft engaged in investigation of spaceflight techniques and technology (US Cat A).


31 May 1967 Surcal (153) Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Thor Agena D. Perigee: 905 km. Apogee: 912 km. Inclination: 70.0 deg.

Space craft engaged in investigation of spaceflight techniques and technology (US Cat A).


30 September 1969 Surcal Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: LT Thor Agena D. Perigee: 898 km. Apogee: 925 km. Inclination: 70.0 deg.

Space craft engaged in investigation of spaceflight techniques and technology (US Cat A).



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