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Echo-X

NSSDCA ID: ECHOX
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Description

The Echo A-10 spacecraft was a 100-foot passive reflector sphere that was intended to be used is a series of communications experiments. During the coast period, the attitude control jets on the second stage failed and the spacecraft did not achieve orbit.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 1960-05-13
    Launch Vehicle: Thor-Delta
    Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
    Mass: 56.2 kg

    Funding Agency

    • NASA-Office of Space Science Applications (United States)

    Disciplines

    • Communications
    • Engineering
    • Earth Science

    Additional Information

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

     
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