Tempsat-1

Summary

Tempsat 1
Mission typeRadar Calibration Object
OperatorUnited States Navy
COSPAR ID1965-065E
SATCAT no.1512
Start of mission
Launch date13 August 1965 (1965-08-13)
RocketThor Ablestar
Launch siteVandenberg Air Force Base launch site SLC2E
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLEO
Semi-major axis7,512 kilometers (4,668 mi)
Eccentricity0.02618
Perigee altitude1,088.8 kilometers (676.5 mi)
Apogee altitude1,193.4 kilometers (741.5 mi)[1]
Inclination89.9°
Period108 minutes
 

Tempsat-1 was a United States Navy Radar calibration object, launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base on a Thor Ablestar on August 13, 1965. It was a 14-inch, unguided sphere. It was mainly used in investigation of spacecraft technology and orbits.[2][3][4][5]

References

  1. ^ "Technical details for satellite TEMPSAT 1". N2YO.com - Real Time Satellite Tracking and Predictions. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  2. ^ "Encyclopedia Astronautica Index: T". www.astronautix.com. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  3. ^ "NASA - NSSDCA - Spacecraft - Details". nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  4. ^ Vitek, Antonin. "1965-065E - Tempsat 1". www.lib.cas.cz. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  5. ^ "Tempsat 1, 2". space.skyrocket.de. Retrieved 2018-04-16.