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FORTE
FORTE
FORTE
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American earth magnetosphere satellite. FORTE - 'Fast On-orbit Recording of Transient Events' - was a US Los Alamos National Laboratory satellite designed to study natural and artificial radio emissions from the ionosphere. Experimental satellite built by Composite Optics Inc. (structure) for USAF STP (Space Test Program), USA. Launched 1997.

Status: Operational 1997. First Launch: 1997-08-29. Last Launch: 1997-08-29. Number: 1 . Gross mass: 215 kg (473 lb).

This data was needed to develop technology for monitoring nuclear test ban treaties.


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Family: Earth, Magnetosphere sat, Medium earth orbit, Technology. Country: USA. Launch Vehicles: Pegasus, Pegasus XL. Launch Sites: Point Arguello WADZ. Agency: USAF, Los Alamos. Bibliography: 2, 4, 6503, 12388.

1997 August 29 - . 15:02 GMT - . Launch Site: Point Arguello. Launch Complex: Point Arguello WADZ. Launch Pad: Aircraft from Vandenberg.. Launch Platform: L-1011. LV Family: Pegasus. Launch Vehicle: Pegasus XL.
  • FORTE - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF STP. Manufacturer: Los Alamos. Class: Technology. Type: Navigation technology satellite. Spacecraft: FORTE. USAF Sat Cat: 24920 . COSPAR: 1997-047A. Apogee: 833 km (517 mi). Perigee: 799 km (496 mi). Inclination: 70.0000 deg. Period: 101.20 min.

    FORTE - 'Fast On-orbit Recording of Transient Events' - was a US Los Alamos National Laboratory satellite designed to study natural and artificial radio emissions from the ionosphere. This data was needed to develop technology for monitoring nuclear test ban treaties. Air dropped in Point Arguello WADZ.



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