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Early Bird
Early Bird
Early Bird
Credit: NASA
American civilian surveillance satellite. Civilian earth resources / intelligence photo-imaging program. Earth observing satellite built by CTA => Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC) for Earthwatch Inc., USA. Launched 1997.

AKA: EarlyBird. Status: Operational 1997. First Launch: 1997-12-24. Last Launch: 1997-12-24. Number: 1 . Gross mass: 317 kg (698 lb).


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Family: Civilian surveillance satellite, Sun synchronous orbit, Surveillance. Country: USA. Launch Vehicles: Kosmos 3, Kosmos 11K65M, Topol', Start-1. Launch Sites: Plesetsk, Plesetsk LC132/1, Svobodniy, Svobodniy LC5. Agency: OSC. Bibliography: 2, 4, 552, 554, 6466, 12293.
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1997 December 24 - . 13:32 GMT - . Launch Site: Svobodniy. Launch Complex: Svobodniy LC5. LV Family: Topol'. Launch Vehicle: Start-1.
  • Early Bird - . Payload: EarlyBird. Nation: USA. Agency: DigitalGlobe. Manufacturer: McLean. Class: Surveillance. Type: Civilian surveillance satellite. Spacecraft: Early Bird. Decay Date: 2000-07-27 . USAF Sat Cat: 25123 . COSPAR: 1997-085A. Apogee: 488 km (303 mi). Perigee: 479 km (297 mi). Inclination: 97.3000 deg. Period: 94.10 min.


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