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TIP 1

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1972-069A

Description

This three-body spacecraft was connected by booms which served as gravity-gradient stabilizers in the radial direction. A momentum wheel was used for stabilization in roll and yaw. The primary function of the spacecraft was to test various concepts for improving the USN Transit Navigation System. The power was supplied by a radioisotope thermal electric generator.

Alternate Names

  • TRIAD OI 1X
  • TRIAD A
  • TRIAD 1
  • 06173
  • TRIAD
  • TIP1
  • 1972-069A

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1972-09-02
Launch Vehicle: Scout
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States
Mass: 94 kg

Funding Agency

  • Department of Defense-Department of the Navy United States

Disciplines

  • Navigation/Global Positioning
  • Space Physics

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Dr. H. Kent Hills

 

Personnel

NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Mr. John DassoulasProject ManagerApplied Physics Laboratoryjdaero@erols.com
Mr. Robert E. FischellProject ScientistApplied Physics Laboratory
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