Courier 1B

USA



Launch data:

Designation00058 / 1960 Nu1 / 60013A
Launch date04 Oct 1960 - 17:50 UT
Launch siteCC, LC17B
Launch vehicle Thor-DM21 Ablestar (#293/AB005)
Mass at launch230 kg
MissionCommunications: recording satellite
Earth orbit on Oct 04, 1960 (.8):
Perigee / Apogee 938 x 1237 km
Eccentricity 0.20
Inclination 28.33 deg
Period 106.85 min
Earth orbit on May 26, 2000 (.47):
Perigee / Apogee 963 x 1210 km
Eccentricity 0.017
Inclination 28,33°
Period 106.97 min

Could record messages from Earth station and rebroadcast them.

Spacecraft data:

Prime manufactor 
Platform 
Operator USAF
Mass at launch  230 kg
Dry Mass  kg
Basic shape  Sphere
Dimension (m) 1.30 dia
Equipment 
Solar array 
Stabilization  
Propulsion 
DC power  
Design lifetime  1000 yrs

Satellite tracking:

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