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Trumpet
American military signals intelligence satellite. 3 launches, 1994.05.03 (USA 103) to 1997.11.08 (USA 136). ELINT satellite built by Boeing for USAF, USA. Launched 1994 - 1997.

Status: Operational 1994. First Launch: 1994-05-03. Last Launch: 1997-11-08. Number: 3 . Gross mass: 6,000 kg (13,200 lb).

Trumpet signals intelligence satellites were equipped with a large deployable mesh antenna, and were designed to monitor Soviet communications and missile tests. They were placed into Molniya-type orbits. The structural limitation of the Centaur upper stage implies their mass was limited to 5200 kg, although the theoretical payload of the Titan IV launch vehicle into a Molniya-type orbit was more like 8,000 kg.


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Family: Military naval signals reconnsat, Molniya orbit, SIGINT. Country: USA. Launch Vehicles: Titan, Titan 4, Titan 401A/Centaur. Launch Sites: Cape Canaveral, Cape Canaveral LC41. Agency: USAF. Bibliography: 2, 4, 6, 13298.

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