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Class: ELINT. Nation: USA. Agency: U.S. Air Force.

Trumpet signals intelligence satellites are equipped with a large deployable mesh antenna, and were designed to monitor Soviet communications and missile tests. They are placed into Molniya-type orbits.


Specification


Trumpet Chronology


03 May 1994 USA 103 Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Titan 4. Perigee: 518 km. Apogee: 537 km. Inclination: 55.1 deg.

Spacecraft engaged in research and exploration of the upper atmosphere or outer space (US Cat B).


10 July 1995 USA 112 Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Titan 4. Perigee: 1,000 km. Apogee: 39,000 km. Inclination: 64.0 deg.
08 November 1997 USA 136 Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Titan 4. Perigee: 1,100 km. Apogee: 39,059 km. Inclination: 63.6 deg.

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