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Explorer 46
Explorer 46
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American earth micrometeoroid satellite. Explorer 46. Micrometeoroid tests. Research satellite operated by NASA, USA. Launched 1972.

AKA: Meteoroid Technology Satellite. Status: Operational 1972. First Launch: 1972-08-13. Last Launch: 1972-08-13. Number: 1 . Gross mass: 136 kg (299 lb).


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Family: Earth, Earth micrometeoroid sat. Country: USA. Launch Vehicles: Scout, Scout D-1, Scout D. Projects: Explorer. Launch Sites: Wallops Island, Wallops Island LA3A. Agency: NASA. Bibliography: 2, 279, 6, 11485, 12864.

1972 August 13 - . 15:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA3A. LV Family: Scout. Launch Vehicle: Scout D-1.
  • Explorer 46 - . Payload: Meteoroid Technology Satellite. Mass: 136 kg (299 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Langley. Program: Explorer. Class: Earth. Type: Micrometeoroid satellite. Spacecraft: MTS. Decay Date: 1979-11-02 . USAF Sat Cat: 6142 . COSPAR: 1972-061A. Apogee: 811 km (503 mi). Perigee: 492 km (305 mi). Inclination: 37.7000 deg. Period: 97.70 min. Micrometeoroid tests. Spacecraft engaged in research and exploration of the upper atmosphere or outer space (US Cat B). .


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