Dynamics Explorer launched

Authors

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Abstract

The Dynamics Explorer A and B (now 1 and 2) spacecraft were launched into coplanar orbits from the Western Test Range at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on August 3, 1981, at 0956 UT. Although the orbits of the spacecraft are lower than expected, the change should not impede attaining the project's goals.

‘All orbital parameters are nominal except the apogees, which, due to a short second burn of the second stage, are lower than planned,’ said Robert A. Hoffman, project scientist, at the Goddard Space Flight Center.