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CEP 1 (CEPE)

CEP 1 (Cylindrical Electrostatic Probe 1) or CEPE (Cylindrical Electrostatic Probe Experiment) was a piggy-back experiment mounted on the second stage of the Delta-N6 rocket, which launched the NOAA 1 weather satellite.

CEP 1 was designed to obtain data on electron density, temperature and ion current.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Research
Operator: NASA
Contractors: NASA
Equipment:
Configuration: Experiments on Delta second stage
Propulsion: None in orbit
Power: Batteries
Lifetime:
Mass:
Orbit: 1426 km × 1484 km, 101.7
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
CEP 1 (CEPE) 1970-106B 11.12.1970 Va SLC-2W Delta-N6 with NOAA 1