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LDEF


Long Duration Exposure Facility

General


Designation 14898 / 84034B
Launch date 6 Apr 1984
Country of origin United States
Mission Scientific: Meteorite observation
Perigee/Apogee 344/348 km
Inclination 28.5°
Period 91.5 min
Launch vehicle STS 13

Mass at retrieval: 10.5 t with 10000 samples
Developed by NASA (Langley Research Center)

End of life


Out of service 9 Jan 1990
Cause Retrieved by STS 32R
Decay 20 Jan 1990


External resources


http://dbdev.larc.nasa.gov/setas/LDEF/

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