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Also called OPS 5117 or Navstar 5 or GPS 05


Designation 11690 / 80011A
Launch date 9 Feb 1980
Country of origin United States
Mission Navigation
Perigee/Apogee 19807/20557 km
Inclination 65°
Period 718 min
Launch vehicle Atlas F
Launch site Vandenberg

Was equipped with corner-cube reflectors for satellite laser ranging (SLR). SLR tracking of the satellites permit onboard clock errors and satellite ephemeris errors in GPS tracking to be differentiated.

End of life

Out of service Nov 1983

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