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Nimbus 5

Also called Nimbus E


Designation 06305 / 72097A
Launch date 11 Dec 1972
Country of origin United States
Mission Meteorology
Perigee/Apogee 1086/1098 km
Inclination 99.8°
Period 107.1 min
Launch vehicle Thor Delta #93

It was also used for testing advanced systems collecting meteorological and geological data.

Technical data


Prime contractor  
Mass at launch  
Mass in orbit 790 kg
Dimension 3 x 3.35 m
Solar array two panels: 0.91 x 2.44m
DC power 200 W
Design lifetime  

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