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KH 11-10

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1990-019B

Description

KH 11-10 was deployed from the orbiting STS-36 for the US Department of Defense. It was an electro-optical reconnaisance satellite that was heavier than other KH-11 satellites and believed to include a signals intelligence payload. It had wider spectral band sensitivity, perhaps "real time" television capability, and other improvements compared to the other KH-11 satellites. The satellite was reported to have malfunctioned after being placed in orbit.

Alternate Names

  • AFP-731
  • USA 53
  • 20516

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1990-02-28
Launch Vehicle: Shuttle
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 19600.0 kg

Funding Agency

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

Discipline

  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

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