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FORTE (Fast On-orbit Recording of Transient Events)




FORTE
A United States Air Force satellite, built by the Los Alamos National Laboratory, to study natural and artificial radio emissions from the ionosphere – information needed to develop technology for monitoring nuclear test ban treaties.


launch date Aug. 29, 1997
launch vehicle Pegasus XL
launch site Vandenberg Air Force Base
orbit 799 × 833 km × 70.0°


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