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SOICAL Cone (S69-4, NRL-PL 149B)


SOICAL Cone (Space Object Identification Calibration - Cone) was an Air Force surveillance calibration spacecraft launched from Vandenberg AFB aboard a Thorad-SLV2G Agena-D rocket.

SOICAL was also known as S69-4 in the STP program. Two SOICAL satellites were on this launch: one in shape of a cylinder (SOICAL Cylinder), the other in the shape of a cone.

SOICAl Cone was a 55.9 cm diameter right circular cone 66 cm long. It was deployed from the center position of the Agena-D upper stage.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Calibration
Operator: US Air Force (USAF)
Propulsion: ?
Power: None
Orbit: 844 km × 870 km, 70
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
SOICAL Cone (S69-4, NRL-PL 149B) 1969-082K 30.09.1969 Va SLC-1W Thorad-SLV2G Agena-D with Poppy 6A, Poppy 6B, Poppy 6C, Poppy 6D, Timation 2, Tempsat 2, SOICAL Cylinder, Weston, NRL-PL 176


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