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Nova (satellites)





United States Navy satellite navigation system compatible with the Transit system, of which 15 spacecraft together with three satellites of the Transit Improvement Program, had been placed in orbit by the time Nova 1 was launched. Nova was superceded by NAVSTAR-GPS.


spacecraft launch date launch vehicle launch site orbit mass (kg)
Nova 1 May 25, 1981 Scout G Vandenberg 1,163 × 1,183 km × 90.1°  
Nova 3 Oct. 11, 1984 Scout G Vandenberg 1,149 × 1,199 km × 89.9° 165
Nova 2 Jun. 16, 1988 Scout G Vandenberg 1,150 × 1,198 km ×x 90.0° 174


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