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Explorer 39

Atmospheric Density Explorer, also called ADE C


Designation 03337 / 68066A
Launch date 8 Aug 1968
Country of origin United States
Mission Scientific: high atmosphere study
Perigee/Apogee 670/2538 km
Inclination 80.7°
Period 118.3 min
Launch vehicle Scout #63

Sphere in aluminum (3.65 m diameter, 7 to 9 kg)

End of life

Decay 22 Jun 1981

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