Long Rod (booms not extended) [NRL]
Long Rod was a small passive radar calibration satellite built for the Naval Research Lab (NRL), which deployed two booms.
Long Rod was built by deHaviland Canada and had a weight of only 2.7 kg. It consisted of two boxes deploying each an long wire antenna in opposite directions to a distance of more than 60 m in total.
|Type / Application:||Calibration|
|Operator:||Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)|
|Orbit:||1083 km × 1190 km, 90.02°|
|Long Rod (NavSpaSurRod)||1965-065G||13.08.1965||Va 75-1-1||Thor-DSV2A Able-Star||with Transit-O 5, Tempsat 1, Dodecapole 2, Calsphere 2, Surcal 5|