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Echo 2
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Echo 2
Echo 2
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American passive communications satellite. Passive communications satellite; balloon; 1st joint US/USSR space mission.

Status: Operational 1964. First Launch: 1964-01-25. Last Launch: 1964-01-25. Number: 1 . Gross mass: 256 kg (564 lb).



Family: Communications, Medium earth orbit, Passive communications satellite, Technology. Country: USA. Launch Vehicles: Thor, Delta, Thor SLV-2 Agena B. Launch Sites: Vandenberg, Vandenberg SLC2E. Agency: NASA Langley. Bibliography: 2, 279, 6, 6470, 12295.
  • Echo 2 - . Payload: Echo C A-12. Mass: 256 kg (564 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Langley. Class: Technology. Type: Communications technology satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Echo. Spacecraft: Echo 2. Decay Date: 1969-06-07 . USAF Sat Cat: 740 . COSPAR: 1964-004A. Apogee: 1,315 km (817 mi). Perigee: 1,030 km (640 mi). Inclination: 81.5000 deg. Period: 108.80 min. Passive commsat; balloon; 1st joint US/USSR space mission. Spacecraft engaged in practical applications and uses of space technology such as weather or communication (US Cat C). .


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