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American navigation technology satellite. Demonstrated navigation technologies. Navigation satellite built by Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) for USAF STP (Space Test Program), USA. Launched 1974.

AKA: Timation. Status: Operational 1974. First Launch: 1974-07-14. Last Launch: 1977-06-23. Number: 2 . Gross mass: 362 kg (798 lb).


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NTS 2 (P76-4) Navigation satellite built by Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) for USAF STP (Space Test Program), USA. Launched 1977.

NTS 3 Navigation satellite built by, USA.

Family: Medium earth orbit, Navigation technology satellite, Technology. Country: USA. Engines: Star 24. Launch Vehicles: Atlas, Atlas F, Atlas F/PTS, Atlas F/SVS. Projects: Navstar. Launch Sites: Vandenberg, Vandenberg SLC3W. Agency: USN. Bibliography: 2, 278, 279, 6, 11547, 12891, 12892.
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1974 July 14 - . 05:17 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC3W. LV Family: Atlas. Launch Vehicle: Atlas F/PTS.
  • NTS 1 - . Payload: Timation 3 / OPS 7518. Mass: 293 kg (645 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Program: Navstar. Class: Technology. Type: Navigation technology satellite. Spacecraft: NTS. USAF Sat Cat: 7369 . COSPAR: 1974-054A. Apogee: 13,774 km (8,558 mi). Perigee: 13,446 km (8,354 mi). Inclination: 125.2000 deg. Period: 468.70 min. Demonstrated navigation technologies leading eventually to Navstar/GPS system. Operated for 5 years..

1977 June 23 - . 09:16 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC3W. LV Family: Atlas. Launch Vehicle: Atlas F/SVS.
  • NTS 2 - . Mass: 431 kg (950 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: USAF, USN. Program: Navstar. Class: Technology. Type: Navigation technology satellite. Spacecraft: NTS. USAF Sat Cat: 10091 . COSPAR: 1977-053A. Apogee: 20,256 km (12,586 mi). Perigee: 20,115 km (12,498 mi). Inclination: 63.9000 deg. Period: 718.10 min.

    An Atlas booster and a Global Positioning System Stage Vehicle launched Navigation Technology Satellite 2 into orbit from Vandenberg AFB, California. This was the first use of the GPS Stage Vehicle. Navigation Technical Satellite; GPS precursor. Operated 50% satisfactorily -- still operating 25 years later.



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