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P-226 1

P-226 is a small subsatellite with a similar orbit as the P-801 ELINT series.

This subsatellite was deployed from racks mounted on the KH-9 Hexagon reconnaissance satellites. It used two solid-fuel kick-motors to maneuver themselves into their operational orbits after deployment.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: ELINT ?
Operator: USAF
Contractors: Lockheed
Equipment: ?
Configuration: mod. P-11 bus
Propulsion: 2 × kick motors
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass:
Orbit: 1387 km × 1396 km, 95.09
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
P-226 1 1975-051C 08.06.1975 Va SLC-4E Titan-3D with KH-9 10