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USA 053

Also called Misty


Designation 20516 / 90019B
Launch date 28 Feb 1990
Country of origin United States
Mission Military: reconnaissance (Kennan advanced)
Perigee/Apogee 800 km
Inclination 65°
Launch vehicle STS 36
Mass at launch 14000 kg

Optical reconnaissance satellite. Believed resolution: 15 cm. Downlinks via TDRS. Built by Lockheed with TRW

Escaped observers monitoring with an "explosion" event. The satellite is most likely able to change orbit.

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