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This mission employed the second stage of the Delta launch vehicle for the Nimbus 7 spacecraft to provide telemetry command, data storage, and housing for the four barium and one lithium release cannisters. The primary objective of the investigatin was to study the magnetosphere-ionosphere interactions by observing the dynamics of neutral and ion clouds released at ortibal velocities near the earth.

Alternate Names

  • 11081
  • Chem Act Mtrls Eject Orb

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1978-10-24
Launch Vehicle: Delta
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States
Mass: 89 kg

Funding Agency

  • NASA-Office of Space Science (United States)


  • Space Physics

Additional Information

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



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. James P. HeppnerProject ManagerNASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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