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SECOR 5

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1965-063A

Description

SECOR 5 (SEquential COllation of Range) was a US Army geodetic satellite launched by a Scout B launch vehicle from Wallops Island. It was used to precisely determine points on the earth. Experiments with these led to Timation, and finally to the GPS Navstar system.

Alternate Names

  • EGRS 5
  • 01506
  • SECOR5

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1965-08-10
Launch Vehicle: Scout
Launch Site: Wallops Island, United States
Mass: 24 kg

Funding Agency

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

Discipline

  • Navigation/Global Positioning

Additional Information

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

 
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