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GeoLITE
Part of T310 Family
USA 158
USA 158
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American military communications satellite. USA 158. GeoLITE was a TRW T-310 class satellite with a mass of about 1800 kg, including a solid apogee motor. Communication (Experimental) satellite built by TRW for NRO, USA. Launched 2001. Used the T310 bus.

Status: Operational 2001. First Launch: 2001-05-18. Last Launch: 2001-05-18. Number: 1 . Gross mass: 1,800 kg (3,900 lb).

The National Reconnaissance Office satellite carried an experimental laser communications payload and an operational UHF data relay payload.


More at: GeoLITE.

Family: Communications, Military communications sat. Country: USA. Launch Vehicles: Thor, Delta, Delta 2 7000, Delta 7925-9.5. Launch Sites: Cape Canaveral, Cape Canaveral LC17B. Agency: NRO, TRW. Bibliography: 2, 296, 12488.

2001 May 18 - . 17:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC17B. Launch Pad: SLC17B. LV Family: Thor. Launch Vehicle: Delta 7925-9.5.
  • USA 158 - . Payload: GeoLITE. Mass: 93 kg (205 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NRO. Manufacturer: TRW. Class: Communications. Type: Military communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: T310. Spacecraft: GeoLITE. USAF Sat Cat: 26770 . COSPAR: 2001-020A. Apogee: 35,700 km (22,100 mi). Perigee: 179 km (111 mi). Inclination: 19.5000 deg. Period: 629.01 min.

    Military Communications Technology flight. Launch delayed from March 1, April 25, May 2 and 17. GeoLITE, US National Reconnaissance Office spacecraft was into placed by the Delta launch vehicle into a geostationary transfer orbit. GeoLITE was a TRW T-310 class satellite with a mass of about 1800 kg, including a solid apogee motor. The satellite carried an experimental laser communications payload and an operational UHF data relay payload.



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