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San Marco (satellites)





San Marco 1
San Marco 1
Italian satellites launched, with the exception of the first (which was launched from Wallops Island), from San Marco and designed to carry out measurements of atmospheric density, temperature, and composition. The San Marco project was a cooperative effort of NASA and the Italian Space Commission, with NASA providing launch vehicles, use of its facilities, and training of Italian personnel. San Marco D/L involved a collaboration with the United States and France.


spacecraft launch date launch vehicle orbit mass
San Marco 1 Dec. 15, 1964 Scout X-4 200 × 842 km × 37.8° 254 kg
San Marco 2 Apr. 26, 1967 Scout B 219 × 741 km × 2.9° 129 kg
San Marco 3 Apr. 24, 1971 Scout B 222 × 707 km × 3.2° 164 kg
San Marco 4 Feb. 18, 1974 Scout D 270 × 875 km × 2.9° 164 kg
San Marco D/L Mar. 25, 1988 Scout G 268 × 625 km × 3.0° 236 kg


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