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IMEWS 2

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1971-039A

Description

IMEWS 2 was the second in a series of first generation DSP program of Integrated Missile Early Warning Satellites manufactured by TRW for the US Air Force. The spacecraft spun slowly (6 rpm) about the nadir axis to permit scanning of the Earth by the detector system. Body mounted and deployable panels provided 400W of power.

Alternate Names

  • Early Warning 2
  • DSP F2
  • 05204
  • IMEWS2

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1971-05-05
Launch Vehicle: Titan
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 820 kg

Funding Agency

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

Discipline

  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

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

 

Image courtesy of the USAF Defense Support Program.

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