Aurora (P67-1) attached to the upper stage assembly [Rice Univ.]
The Aurora 1 was a small satellite to study the northern and southern lights (Aurora borealis and Aurora australis).
Aurora 1 was designed and built entirely on the Rice University campus at the Satellite Techniques Lab.
|Type / Application:||Research|
|Operator:||Rice University for USAF STP (Space Test Program)|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||3792 km × 3947 km, 90.1°|
|Aurora (P67-1)||1967-065B||29.06.1967||Va LE-6||Thor-LV2D Burner-2 Star-13A||with SECOR 9|