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OV1-14 (Orbiting Vehicle series 1, number 14) was a U. S. Air Force Office of Aerospace Research vehicle launched from Vandenberg AFB into a polar elliptical orbit for magnetospheric radiation experiments by an Atlas E/F rocket along with OV1-13. The satellite was spin-stabilized at approximately eight rpm for directional anisotropy measurements. It remained operable for only four days until a power system failure. Due to telemetry recording problems on the ground a total of only 84000 seconds of useful data were returned to experimenters for the entire period of operation.

Alternate Names

  • PL-682E
  • 03174

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1968-04-06
Launch Vehicle: Atlas
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States
Mass: 101 kg

Funding Agency

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


  • Space Physics
  • Astronomy

Additional Information

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