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Magsat (Magnetic Field Satellite)




Magsat
A NASA spacecraft, also known as AEM-3, that was the first designed specifically to investigate the near-Earth magnetic field. In addition, it returned data on geologic structure and composition.


launch date Oct. 30, 1979
launch vehicle Scout G
launch site Vandenberg Air Force Base
orbit 352 × 561 km × 96.8°
mass 181 kg


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