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RADCAT
Radcat
Radcat
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American military technology satellite. Calibration target satellite, USA. Launched 1968 - 1972.

Status: Operational 1968. First Launch: 1968-08-16. Last Launch: 1972-10-02. Number: 2 . Gross mass: 208 kg (458 lb).


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Family: Medium earth orbit, Military technology sat, Technology. Country: USA. Launch Vehicles: Atlas, Atlas F, Atlas Burner 2. Launch Sites: Vandenberg, Vandenberg SLC3E, Vandenberg 576A1. Agency: USAF. Bibliography: 2, 278, 279, 6.

1968 August 16 - . 20:57 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC3E. LV Family: Atlas. Launch Vehicle: Atlas Burner 2. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Radcat - . Payload: Radcat. Mass: 208 kg (458 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: USAF AFSC. Spacecraft: Radcat.

1972 October 2 - . 20:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg 576A1. LV Family: Atlas. Launch Vehicle: Atlas Burner 2.
  • RADCAT - . Payload: Radsat / Radcat / OPS 8180. Mass: 208 kg (458 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Class: Technology. Type: Military technology satellite. Spacecraft: RADCAT. Decay Date: 2012-08-02 . USAF Sat Cat: 6212 . COSPAR: 1972-076A. Apogee: 638 km (396 mi). Perigee: 627 km (389 mi). Inclination: 98.6000 deg. Period: 97.40 min.

    An Atlas F/Burner IIA launch vehicle, carrying SAMSO's Space Test Program Flight 72-1, was launched from Vandenberg. This was the first use of this booster/upper stage combination. Space craft engaged in investigation of spaceflight techniques and technology (US Cat A).



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