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Class: Technology. Type: Tether. Nation: Italy. Agency: ASI.

Test from shuttle of 20 km long tether; satellite unintentionally deployed when tether broke February 25 1996. Re-entered March 19.


Specification


TSS Chronology


22 February 1996 TSS-1 Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Shuttle. Perigee: 173 km. Apogee: 189 km. Inclination: 28.5 deg.

LEO. Tether deployment test; 20 km long tether; satellite unintentionally deployed when tether broke 2/25/96 Reentered Mar 19.


25 February 1996 TSS tether breaks

Test from shuttle of 20 km long tether; satellite unintentionally deployed when tether broke. Re-entered March 19.



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