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STARAD

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1962-058A

Description

The Starfish radiation spacecraft was launched by the US Air Force from Vandenberg AFB on a Thor Agena D rocket. It was a research satellite whose purpose was to study the magnetosphere.

Alternate Names

  • Starfish
  • 1962 Beta Kappa
  • 00444
  • 1962-058A

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1962-10-26
Launch Vehicle: Thor Augmented Delta-Agena D
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States
Mass: 1100 kg

Funding Agency

  • Department of Defense-Department of the Air Force United States

Discipline

  • Space Physics

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

 

Personnel

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