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AFSC


American agency. Air Force Systems Command, USA.

AKA: USAF.

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Associated Countries
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  • Agency Agencies or institutions overseeing design, development, construction, or operation of space-related systems. More...

Associated Programs
  • DMSP The first CORONA photos in August 1960 convinced authorities that knowledge of cloud cover over Russia was necessary and could be obtained only via satellite. Since the civilian TIROS program could not yet meet the requirement, the Director, National Reconnaissance Office authorized an 'interim' effort - the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program. The satellite series continued to be updated and served into the 21st Century. More...
  • Explorer Series of satellites launched by Jet Propulsion Laboratory for the exploration of the space environment (micrometeoroids, charged particles, radiation, etc) from both earth orbital and heliocentric orbital locations. More...

AFSC Chronology


1962 May 24 - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC5. LV Family: Scout. Launch Vehicle: Scout X-2M. LV Configuration: Scout X-2M S112. FAILURE: Failure.. Failed Stage: U.
  • P 35-1 - . Payload: FTV 3501. Nation: USA. Agency: AFSC. Program: DMSP. Class: Earth. Type: Weather satellite. Spacecraft: Program 35. Decay Date: 1962-05-24 . COSPAR: F620524A. Summary: Military weather satellite to provide targetting information for reconnaisance satellites..

1967 January 31 - . 12:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC5. LV Family: Scout. Launch Vehicle: Scout B. LV Configuration: Scout B S151C. FAILURE: Failure.. Failed Stage: U.
  • OV3-05 - . Payload: OV3-05. Nation: USA. Agency: AFSC. Class: Earth. Type: Magnetosphere satellite. Spacecraft: OV3. Decay Date: 1967-01-21 . COSPAR: F670131A.

1975 August 15 - . 05:21 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg PLC-C. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Paiute Tomahawk. LV Configuration: Paiute Tomahawk CRL A10.406-2.
  • ESCAPE I (Sphere) Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFSC. Apogee: 272 km (169 mi).

1975 December 6 - . 03:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC5. LV Family: Scout. Launch Vehicle: Scout F. LV Configuration: Scout F-1 S196C. FAILURE: Failure.
  • DAD-B - . Payload: DAD-B. Nation: USA. Agency: AFSC. Program: Explorer. Spacecraft: DAD. COSPAR: F751206B.

1975 December 12 - . 05:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg PLC-C. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Ute Tomahawk. LV Configuration: Ute Tomahawk CRL A09.406-1.
  • ESCAPE II (Sphere) Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFSC. Apogee: 164 km (101 mi).

1989 May 11 - . 18:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg TP-01. Launch Vehicle: SICBM. LV Configuration: SICBM FTM-1. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFSC. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1991 April 18 - . 18:33 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg TP-01. Launch Vehicle: SICBM. LV Configuration: SICBM FTM-2A.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFSC. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

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