Encyclopedia Astronautica
1973.09.21 - The final Earth resources experiment package pass for Skylab 3 ended.


In all, 39 Earth-oriented passes, six solar inertial passes, two Earth-limb surveys, and two lunar calibration sequences were completed.

The 15 hours of data acquisition was about 40-percent higher than the premission flight plan and included 15 780 photographs and 28 000 m of magnetic tape. Data were acquired over the United States, Central and South America, Europe, Africa, Japan, and Southeast .Asia. Special observations were made of tropical storm Christine, the Sargasso Sea, the African drought area, and the Pakistan flood area. Oblique and nadir photography was obtained for most of Paraguay as part of a joint U.S./IAGS (Inter-American Geodetic Survey) Paraguay mapping experiment.

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