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USA 45



USA 45 was a US Air Force signals intelligence satellite launched from Vandenberg AFB aboard a Titan 2 rocket. It probably performed some kind of imaging too. USA 45 reentered the Earth's atmosphere from an initial parking orbit of 200 km after failure of an on-board booster motor.

Alternate Names

  • 20220
  • USA45

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1989-09-06
Launch Vehicle: Titan II
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States
Mass: 1700 kg

Funding Agency

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


  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

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

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