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Transit-5E 4

Transit-5E 4 was a planned experimental satellite in the Transit program, which was cancelled.

One of the experiemtns was to be a controllable heat pipe experiment.

Three Transit-5B series satellites were launched by Thor-DSV2A Able-Star rockets with piggyback Transit-5E series research satellites. The 5E series were launched to obtain environmental data in the vicinity of the operational orbit of Transit satellites and used solar power.

This series was built on Transit busses based on the Transit 5A series.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Experimental
Operator: USN
Contractors: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)
Equipment: ?
Configuration: Transit-Bus
Propulsion: ?
Power: ?
Lifetime:
Mass:
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Transit-5E 4 (SN 42 ?) - not launched