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Also called P78-1


Designation 11278 / 79017A
Launch date 24 Feb 1979
Country of origin United States
Mission Scientific: high atmosphere study
Perigee/Apogee 310/317 km
Inclination 97.8°
Period 90.8 min
Launch vehicle Atlas F
Launch site Vandenberg

Launch mass: 1331 kg

End of life

Out of service 1985
Cause Destroyed by an anti satellite weapon launched from and F15
Decay About 250 trackable objects decayed

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