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OTS

NSSDCA ID: OTS
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Description

The Orbital Test Satellite (OTS) program was inherited by ESA in 1975 from its predecessor, the European Space Research Organization (ESRO). Two of the experimental spacecraft were built, but this, the first, was lost during its Delta launch failure.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 1977-09-13
    Launch Vehicle: Delta
    Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

    Funding Agency

    • European Space Agency (International)

    Disciplines

    • Communications
    • Engineering

    Additional Information

    Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Dr. H. Kent Hills

     

    Personnel

    NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
    Mr. B. StockwellProject ScientistEuropean Space Agency
    Mr. Robert J. GossProject ManagerNASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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