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DSAP-2

DSAP-1 [USAF]

The DSAP-2 (Defense Satellite Application Program Block 2) satellites series consisted of three modified DSAP-1 satellites.

While retaining the shape and dimension of the earlier series, these three satellites featured improved infrared radiometers.

The designation DMSP-2 (Defense Meteorological Satellite Program Block 2) was retroactively assigned to these satellites.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Meteorology
Operator: USAF, NRO
Contractors: RCA Astro
Equipment: ?
Configuration:
Propulsion: ?
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 73 kg
Orbit: SSO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
DSAP-2 F1 (OPS 8068) 1965-072A 10.09.1965 Va 4300-B6 Thor-DSV2S Burner-1 (2)
DSAP-2 F2 (OPS 2394) 1966-F01 06.01.1966 Va 4300-B6 F Thor-DSV2S Burner-1 (2)
DSAP-2 F3 (OPS 0340) 1966-026A 31.03.1966 Va 4300-B6 Thor-DSV2S Burner-1 (2)