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OV1-17A

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1969-025D

Description

This battery powered satellite was actually the propulsion module of OV1-17. After separation from OV1-17, this module was repositioned and was designated OV1-17A. This spin-stabilized spacecraft, also referred to as ORBIS CAL 2 carried one experiment comprising two 6.45-m-long transmitting antenna beacons and a 6.45-m-long inertia boom. The two beacons operated at 13.23 and 8.98 MHz and were used by ground station personnel to study unusual transmission by radio waves through the ionosphere. The spacecraft operated normally until reentering the earth's atmosphere on March 24, 1969.

Alternate Names

  • ORBIS CAL II
  • 03826
  • 1969-025D

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1969-03-18
Launch Vehicle: Atlas
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States
Mass: 221 kg

Funding Agency

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

Discipline

  • Space Physics

Additional Information

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

 

Personnel

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