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1972-032A

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1972-032A

Description

This spacecraft contained two known experiments, a neutral density gauge and nightglow photometers. Little information is available on the spacecraft, but orbit adjustments (presumably by firing an onboard motor) were made to extend the satellite lifetime. Three-axis stabilization was required to keep the density gauge aperture perpendicular to the velocity vector.

Alternate Names

  • SESP 71-3
  • 06003

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1972-04-19
Launch Vehicle: Thor
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States
Mass: 2000.0 kg

Funding Agency

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

Discipline

  • Earth Science

Additional Information

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