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SAMOS 7

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1962-016A

Description

SAMOS 7 was equipped with infrared sensors for measuring both thermal emissions and reflected solar radiation from the earth and its atmosphere. The satellite consisted of a cylindrical rocket body approximately 6 m long and 1.5 m in diameter. The spacecraft burned up during reentry on April 28, 1962, 2 days after launch.

Alternate Names

  • 1962 Pi 1
  • 00286

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1962-04-26
Launch Vehicle: Atlas
Launch Site: Point Arguello, United States
Mass: 1588.0 kg

Funding Agency

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

Disciplines

  • Astronomy
  • Space Physics

Additional Information

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Personnel

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