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Miranda (UK satellite)





Miranda
A small British satellite, also known as UK-X4, designed to test a new type of three-axis control system as an alternative to spin stabilization. It was built by Hawker Siddeley for the British Department of Trade and Industry and launched by NASA.


launch date Mar. 9, 1974
launch vehicle Scout D
launch site Vandenberg Air Force Base
orbit 703 × 918 km × 97.9°
mass 93 kg


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