PAC 1 [NASA]
The PAC 1 (Package Attitude Control) system was carried piggyback on a Delta-N second stage during the August 9, 1969, launch of the OSO 6 satellite. It remained intentionally attached to the Delta stage.
PAC was inserted into orbit (547 × 483 km) to flight test a long-life, low-power, three-axis, earth-stabilized control system for the Delta second stage and to demonstrate the feasibility of using this stage as a platform for experimental payloads.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||NASA Goddard Space Flight Center|
|Contractors:||NASA Goddard Space Flight Center|
|Configuration:||Experiments on Delta second stage|
|Propulsion:||None in orbit|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||486 km × 553 km, 32.96°|
|PAC 1 (PAC A)||1969-068B||09.08.1969||CC LC-17A||Delta-N||with OSO 6|