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ASTEX
ASTEX
ASTEX
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American technology satellite. Space Test Program; technology experiments. Technology satellite for USAF STP (Space Test Program), USA. Launched 1971.

Status: Operational 1971. First Launch: 1971-10-17. Last Launch: 1971-10-17. Number: 1 . Gross mass: 1,500 kg (3,300 lb).


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Family: Medium earth orbit, Technology, Technology satellite. Country: USA. Launch Vehicles: Thor, Delta, Thorad SLV-2G Agena D. Launch Sites: Vandenberg, Vandenberg SLC1W. Agency: USAF. Bibliography: 2, 279, 6, 12111.

1971 October 17 - . 13:36 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC1W. LV Family: Thor. Launch Vehicle: Thorad SLV-2G Agena D.
  • ASTEX - . Payload: P71-2 / Agena D. Mass: 1,500 kg (3,300 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: USAF STP. Class: Technology. Type: Navigation technology satellite. Spacecraft: ASTEX. USAF Sat Cat: 5560 . COSPAR: 1971-089A. Apogee: 761 km (472 mi). Perigee: 738 km (458 mi). Inclination: 92.7000 deg. Period: 99.80 min.

    Space Test Program Flight 71-2 (STP 71-2), a Thorad/Agena launch vehicle, inserted four payloads into orbit from Vandenberg. Space Test Program; technology experiments. Space craft engaged in investigation of spaceflight techniques and technology (US Cat A).



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