Solrad Model on top of Transit 1B [NRL]
This satellite employed the same structure like the Solrad / Grab science and SIGINT satellite, but did not have any equipment on board.
The Solrad Model was successfully seperated from Transit 1B, making this mission the first dual satellite launch.
|Type / Application:||Vehicle evaluation|
|Operator:||Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) / US Navy|
|Contractors:||Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)|
|Configuration:||NRL 20in sphere|
|Mass:||18 kg ?|
|Orbit:||285 km × 663 km, 51.29°|
|Solrad Model||1960 γ 3||13.04.1960||CC LC-17B||Thor-DM21 Able-Star||with Transit 1B|