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USA 197



USA 197, also known as DSP 23, is an American geostationary military craft that was launched by a Delta 4 rocket on 11 November 2007. The 2.4 tonne craft carries infrared detectors to warn of rocket launches, like the entire fleet of DSP satellites that are deployed. No further information is available.

Alternate Names

  • 32287
  • DSP 23
  • USA197

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2007-11-11
Launch Vehicle: Delta 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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