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ERS 2

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1962-046A

Description

This US Air Force surveillance satellite was launched from Vandenberg AFB on a Thor Agena B rocket. Its film capsule was recovered 1.1 days later. The ERS-2 subsatellite failed to deploy. The camera's capping shutter malfunctioned, and there was slight corona and radiation fog.

Alternate Names

  • TRS 1(A)
  • TRS 1
  • 00396

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1962-09-17
Launch Vehicle: Thor-Agena
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States
Mass: 1500.0 kg

Funding Agency

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

Disciplines

  • Astronomy
  • Engineering
  • Earth Science
  • Space Physics

Additional Information

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

 

Personnel

NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Louis S. WalterProject ScientistNASA Goddard Space Flight Center 
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