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Program: AMPTE

Active Magnetospheric Particle Tracer Explorers

International scientific program; composed of 3 small satellites launched together in geostationary transfer orbit. CCE separated and fired its Star 13 rocket to move to a lower inclination orbit. The IRM satellite then fired its Hercules BE-3 motor to raise its apogee to more than 100 000 km. Finally the British UKS satellite separated from IRM (UKS didn't have propulsion of its own).

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