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Injun 2

Injun-2 [UoI]

The satellite Injun 2 was the second of a series of ionospheric research spacecraft designed and built by the University of Iowa to study the natural and artificial trapped radiation belts, auroras and airglow, and other geophysical phenomena.

It contained following experiments:

  • Trapped and Auroral Particles
  • Auroral and Airglow Photos
  • Magnetometers

Injun 2 was launched together with four other payloads as a cluster on a Thor-DM21 Able-Star rocket, but failed to reach orbit.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Research, ionosphere
Operator: University of Iowa
Contractors: University of Iowa
Equipment: See above
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: 99 kg
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Injun 2 1962-F02 24.01.1962 CC LC-17B F Thor-DM21 Able-Star with Grab (3a) (Solrad 4A), LOFTI 2A, SECOR (1), Surcal 1