ESSA-5

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ESSA-5 (or TOS-C) was a spin-stabilized operational meteorological satellite. Its name was derived from that of its oversight agency, the Environmental Science Services Administration (ESSA).

Launch[edit]

ESSA-5 was launched on April 20, 1967 at 11:17 UTC. It was launched atop a Delta rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, U.S.. The spacecraft had a mass of 145 kilograms (320 lb) at the time of launch. ESSA-5 had an inclination of 101.9°, and an orbited the earth once every 113.6 minutes. Its perigee was 1,361 kilometers (846 mi) and its apogee was 1,423 kilometers (884 mi).

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration document "ESSA 5". Retrieved on June 4, 2018.