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OTS

NSSDCA ID: OTS

Description

The Orbital Test Satellite (OTS) program was inherited by ESA in 1975 from its predecessor, the European Space Research Organization (ESRO). Two of the experimental spacecraft were built, but this, the first, was lost during its Delta launch failure.

Alternate Names

  • Orbital Test Satellite

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1977-09-13
Launch Vehicle: Delta
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Funding Agency

  • European Space Agency (International)

Disciplines

  • Communications
  • Engineering

Additional Information

Questions or comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Dr. H. Kent Hills.

 

Personnel

NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Mr. B. StockwellProject ScientistEuropean Space Agency 
Mr. Robert J. GossProject ManagerNASA Goddard Space Flight Center 
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