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ATS-2
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ATS-2
ATS-2
Credit: NASA
American communications technology satellite. ATS 2. ATS-2 was placed into an undesirable orbit due to a launch vehicle failure.

AKA: Applications Technology Satellite. Status: Operational 1967. First Launch: 1967-04-06. Last Launch: 1967-04-06. Number: 1 . Gross mass: 370 kg (810 lb). Height: 1.80 m (5.90 ft).

Atmospheric torques in this orbit overcame the satellite's gravity gradient stabilization system, and caused a slow tumble. Although the satellite remained functional, the satellite was deactivated after six months due to the limited amount of data that could be received from the spacecraft. Spacecraft: Aluminum structure, drum solar array providing 125W BOL, 2 6 Ah NiCd batteries, gravity gradient stabilization. Payload: Meteorological experiments, C-band communications package



Family: Communications technology sat, Geosynchronous orbit, Technology. Country: USA. Launch Vehicles: Atlas, Atlas SLV-3 Agena D. Projects: ATS. Launch Sites: Cape Canaveral, Cape Canaveral LC12. Agency: NASA, NSF, Hughes. Bibliography: 2, 278, 279, 3570, 3571, 3574, 3575, 3576, 3577, 3578, 3579, 3580, 6.
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1967 April 6 - . 03:23 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC12. LV Family: Atlas. Launch Vehicle: Atlas SLV-3 Agena D. FAILURE: Partial Failure.. Failed Stage: U.
  • ATS 2 - . Payload: ATS A. Mass: 370 kg (810 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Greenbelt. Program: ATS. Class: Technology. Type: Communications technology satellite. Spacecraft Bus: ATS. Spacecraft: ATS-2. Decay Date: 1969-09-02 . USAF Sat Cat: 2743 . COSPAR: 1967-031A. Apogee: 11,119 km (6,909 mi). Perigee: 177 km (109 mi). Inclination: 28.4000 deg. Period: 218.80 min. Launch vehicle failure left in useless orbit; communications tests..


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