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OSO-C

NSSDCA ID: OSO-C

Description

This was the third in a series of Orbiting Solar Observatories launched with the intention of maintaining continuity of observations during solar activity cycle. The vehicle third stage ignited prematurely and the spacecraft did not achieve orbit.

Alternate Names

  • S 57

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1965-08-25
Launch Vehicle: Delta
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 625.0 kg

Funding Agency

  • NASA-Office of Space Science Applications (United States)

Disciplines

  • Astronomy
  • Earth Science
  • Solar Physics

Additional Information

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

 

Personnel

NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Mr. John M. TholeProject ManagerNASA Goddard Space Flight Center 
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