A Block IIA GPS satellite
|Operator||US Air Force|
|Mission duration||7.5 years (planned)|
|Spacecraft type||GPS Block IIA|
|Launch mass||1,816 kilograms (4,004 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||9 September 1992, 08:57:00UTC|
|Rocket||Delta II 7925-9.5, D214|
|Launch site||Cape Canaveral LC-17A|
|Perigee||19,914 kilometres (12,374 mi)|
|Apogee||20,451 kilometres (12,708 mi)|
USA-84, also known as GPS IIA-6, GPS II-15 and GPS SVN-27, is an American navigation satellite which forms part of the Global Positioning System. It was the sixth of nineteen Block IIA GPS satellites to be launched.
USA-84 was launched at 08:57:00 UTC on 9 September 1992, atop a Delta II carrier rocket, flight number D214, flying in the 7925-9.5 configuration. The launch took place from Launch Complex 17A at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, and placed USA-84 into a transfer orbit. The satellite raised itself into medium Earth orbit using a Star-37XFP apogee motor.
On 11 October 1992, USA-84 was in an orbit with a perigee of 19,914 kilometres (12,374 mi), an apogee of 20,451 kilometres (12,708 mi), a period of 717.98 minutes, and 54.7 degrees of inclination to the equator. It had PRN 27, and operated in slot 4 of plane A of the GPS constellation. The satellite has a mass of 1,816 kilograms (4,004 lb). It had a design life of 7.5 years, but was in service for twenty years, until its retirement in October 2012.
- "Navstar 2A-06". US National Space Science Data Center. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
- Krebs, Gunter. "GPS-2A (Navstar-2A)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
- McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
- McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
- McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch List". Launch Vehicle Database. Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
- Wade, Mark. "Navstar". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
|This article about one or more spacecraft of the United States is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|