P78-1 (Solwind)

USA


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Launch data:

Designation 11278 / 79017A
Launch date 24 Feb 1979
Launch siteVa, SLC-3W
Launch vehicleAtlas-F/OIS
MissionScientific: high atmosphere study
Earth orbit:
Perigee/Apogee 310/317 km
Inclination 97.8°
Period 90.8 min

P78-1 satellite


Spacecraft data:

Prime manufacturer Ball Aerospace
Platform 
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Mass at launch   kg
Dry Mass  kg
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Dimension (m) 
Equipment 
Solar array 
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Propulsion 
DC power  


End of life

Decay 13 Sep 1985 (20 Jul 1992?)
Cause:  shot down in orbit by an F-15


Description Instrumentation:

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Science:


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