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OSO-C

NSSDCA ID: OSO-C
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Description

This was the third in a series of Orbiting Solar Observatories launched with the intention of maintaining continuity of observations during solar activity cycle. The vehicle third stage ignited prematurely and the spacecraft did not achieve orbit.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 1965-08-25
    Launch Vehicle: Delta
    Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
    Mass: 625 kg

    Funding Agency

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

    Disciplines

    • Solar Physics
    • Astronomy
    • Earth Science

    Additional Information

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

     

    Personnel

    NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
    Mr. John M. TholeProject ManagerNASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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