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USA 103



USA 103 was a US Department of Defense spacecraft launched from Cape Canaveral aboard a Titan 4 rocket.

As a Trumpet signals intelligence satellite it was equipped with a large deployable mesh antenna, and was designed to monitor Soviet communications and missile tests. It was placed into a Molniya-type orbit.

Alternate Names

  • 23097
  • Trumpet 1
  • USA103

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1994-05-03
Launch Vehicle: Titan IV
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Funding Agency

  • Department of Defense (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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