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Biosatellite 1



Biosatellite 1 carried biological specimens to determine the effects of the space environment on life processes. The reentry vehicle separated but the rocket failed, leaving the capsule in orbit. No useful scientific data were obtained.

Alternate Names

  • Biosatellite-A
  • 02632
  • Biosatellite1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1966-12-14
Launch Vehicle: Delta
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 950 kg

Funding Agency

  • NASA-Office of Space Science Applications (United States)


  • Life Science

Additional Information

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

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