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.
|Type / Application:||Calibration|
|Operator:||Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)|
|Contractors:||Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)|
|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., Weston, NRL-PL 176|