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Class: Navigation. Nation: USA. Agency: U.S. Navy, NASA.

Spacecraft engaged in practical applications and uses of space technology such as weather or communications.


Specification

Total Mass: 94 kg.


TIP Chronology


02 September 1972 Triad 1 Program: Transit. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Scout B. Mass: 94 kg. Perigee: 709 km. Apogee: 792 km. Inclination: 90.0 deg.

Prototype of improved Transit satellite.


12 October 1975 Triad 2 Program: Transit. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Scout D. Mass: 94 kg. Perigee: 427 km. Apogee: 490 km. Inclination: 90.4 deg.

Prototype of improved Transit satellite. Tested pulsed plasma engine.


01 September 1976 TIP 3 Program: Transit. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Scout D. Mass: 94 kg. Perigee: 345 km. Apogee: 789 km. Inclination: 90.3 deg.

Prototype of improved Transit satellite. Also tested pulsed plasma engine.



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