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Tempsat 1, 2

Tempsat 1

The Tempsat satellites were built by the Naval Research Lab (NRL) to test satellite thermal control by using black paint. The satellites were simple spheres.

Tempsat 1 was launched on 13. Augus 1965 by a Thor-DSV2A Able-Star launch vehicle from Vandenberg AFB.

Tempsat 2 was launched on 30. September 1969 by a Thorad-SLV2G Agena-D launch vehicle from Vandenberg AFB.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Calibration
Operator: Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)
Contractors: Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)
Equipment:
Configuration:
Propulsion: ?
Power: None
Lifetime:
Mass:
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Tempsat 1 (NRL-PL 157) 1965-065E 13.08.1965 Va 75-1-1 Thor-DSV2A Able-Star with Transit-O 5, Dodecapole 2, Long Rod, Calsphere 2, Surcal 5
Tempsat 2 (NRL-PL 157C) 1969-082H 30.09.1969 Va SLC-1W Thorad-SLV2G Agena-D with Poppy 8A, Poppy 8B, Poppy 8C, Poppy 8D, Timation 2, SOICAL Cone, SOICAL Cyl., NRL-PL 176, P-11 4407

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