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Designation 14689 / 84011C
Launch date 5 Feb 1984
Country of origin United States
Mission Scientific
Perigee/Apogee 279/288 km
Inclination 28.5°
Period 90.2 min
Launch vehicle STS 11

IRT was a inflatable balloon to be used as a rendezvous target to get practise for shuttle rendezvous manoeuvres. IRT blow appart shortly after beeing released.

End of life

Cause Retrieved by the Shuttle
Decay 11 Feb 1984

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