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ELMS 2

NSSDCA ID: ELMS-2
COSPAR ID: 

Description

This spacecraft will be an independent, self-sustaining unit consisting of one experiment and its supporting systems. The 960-cu ft spacecraft will observe earth limb radiances and will have sufficient power to operate continuously over its planned 20-day lifetime. It appears that much of the spacecraft weight and volume will be occupied by the power supply, sensor cooling system, three-axis stabilization system, and telemetry, since only about one-tenth of the spacecraft weight and volume is attributed to the sensor.

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 
Launch Vehicle: Atlas-Burner 2
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States
Mass: 1091 kg

Funding Agency

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

Discipline

  • Earth Science

Additional Information

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

 

Personnel

NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Lcol J. V. KennedyProject ScientistUS Air Force Space Division
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