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SECOR 8

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1966-089B

Description

This US Air Force SECOR 8 spacecraft was launched from Vandenberg AFB by an Atlas Agena D vehicle. This small geodetic satellite 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 8
  • 02520
  • SECOR8

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1966-10-05
Launch Vehicle: Atlas-Agena D
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States
Mass: 17 kg

Funding Agency

  • Department of Defense-Department of the Air Force (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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