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Nimbus 4


Designation 04362 / 70025A
Launch date 8 Apr 1970
Country of origin United States
Mission Meteorology
Perigee/Apogee 1085/1097 km
Inclination 99.9°
Period 107.1 min
Launch vehicle Thor Agena D
Launch site Vandenberg

It made world-wide weather observations twice a day - once in daylight and once in darkness.

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Technical data


Prime contractor  
Mass at launch  
Mass in orbit 683 kg
Dimension 3 x 3.35 m
Solar array two panels: 0.91 x 2.44m
DC power 200 W
Design lifetime  

Transmits on 136.500 MHz

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