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Designation 04068 / 69069A
Launch date 12 Aug 1969
Country of origin United States
Mission Telecommunications experimentation
Geostationary orbit  
Launch vehicle  
Launch site Cape Canaveral

Although injected successfully into orbit, the spacecraft's reverse spin (counterclockwise) prevented successful deployment of the 124 foot gravity gradient booms for the stabilization experiment. However nine of the other 13 experiments aboard the spacecraft returned useful data. Provided data on auroran phenomenons and propagation in ionosphere.

End of life

Out of service Mar 1984

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