A Block IIA GPS satellite
|Operator||US Air Force|
|Bus||GPS Block IIA|
|Launch date||30 August 1993, 12:38:00UTC|
|Carrier rocket||Delta II 7925-9.5 D222|
|Launch site||Cape Canaveral LC-17B|
|Mission duration||7.5 years (planned)
19.6 years (achieved)
|Ceased operations||1 May 2013|
|Mass||1,816 kilograms (4,000 lb)|
|Regime||Semisynchronous medium Earth|
|Apoapsis||20,257 kilometres (12,587 mi)|
|Periapsis||20,109 kilometres (12,495 mi)|
|Orbital period||718 minutes|
USA-94, also known as GPS IIA-13, GPS II-22 and GPS SVN-35, was an American navigation satellite which formed part of the Global Positioning System. It was the thirteenth of nineteen Block IIA GPS satellites to be launched.
USA-94 was launched at 12:38:00 UTC on 30 August 1993, atop a Delta II carrier rocket, flight number D222, flying in the 7925-9.5 configuration. The launch took place from Launch Complex 17B at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, and placed USA-94 into a transfer orbit. The satellite raised itself into medium Earth orbit using a Star-37XFP apogee motor.
On 1 October 1993, USA-94 was in an orbit with a perigee of 20,109 kilometres (12,495 mi), an apogee of 20,257 kilometres (12,587 mi), a period of 718 minutes, and 54.8 degrees of inclination to the equator. It broadcast the PRN 30 signal, and operated in slot 4, and later 5, of plane B of the GPS constellation. The satellite had a mass of 1,816 kilograms (4,000 lb) and a design life of 7.5 years. It was decommissioned on 1 May 2013, after almost 20 years in orbit.
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