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David

Darling

Solwind

Solwind was a NASA satellite designed to investigate how the solar wind interacts with Earth's ionosphere and magnetosphere. It was destroyed, while still functional, on September 13, 1985, as part of a United States Air Force antisatellite (ASAT) test.

 

Solwind

 

launch date Feb 24, 1979
launch vehicle Atlas F
launch site Vandenberg Air Force Base
orbit 310 × 317 km × 97.8°
mass 1,331 kg