TRANSIT 2A
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Object Name TRANSIT 2A
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Norad ID 45
Cospar ID 1960-007A
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The two Transit program objectives were (1) to develop and demonstrate equipment to provide a reliable means of fixing the position of surface craft, submarines, and aircraft--anywhere and in any weather--more precisely, and (2) to provide more accurate maritime and aerial navigation in any weather than currently available. The Transit 2A spacecraft had as its instrument complement the following: cosmic-noise radiometer, transmitters, infrared scanner to measure satellite rotation before despin was initiated, and temperature sensors. The power supply was a nickel-cadmium battery, recharged by solar cells. The transmitters operated at the following frequencies: 54, 162, 216, and 324 MHz.

Launch Date 1960-06-22
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Launch Site Air Force Eastern Test Range, Florida, USA
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Period: 100.4 min
Inclination: 66.7°
Apogee: 959.0 km
Perigee: 593.0 km
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