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SOLRAD 6

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1963-021C

Description

Solrad 6 was a joint US Air Force, US Navy satellite launched by a Thor Agena D rocket. It contained instruments to conduct solar radiation experiments. It was launched on 15 June 1963 from Vandenberg Air Force Base into an elliptical orbit with an inclination of 69.9 degrees. It was launched along with four other satellites: RADOSE, LOFTI 2A, SURCAL 1B, and surveillance satellite 1963-021E.

Alternate Names

  • Sunray 5
  • 00599
  • SOLRAD6

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1963-06-15
Launch Vehicle: Thor Augmented Delta-Agena D
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States
Mass: 39 kg

Funding Agency

  • Department of Defense-Department of the Navy (United States)

Discipline

  • Solar Physics

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Dr. H. Kent Hills

 

Personnel

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