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Skynet II-B Delta 105 Press Kit

Skynet II-B Delta 105 Press Kit

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NATIONAL
AERONAUTICS
AND
SPACE
ADMINISTRATION
Washington,
D.
C.
20546
\02-755-8370
FOR
RELEASE:
Immediate
p
PROJECT:
SKYNETII-B/Delta
105
RELEASE
NO:
74-303
contents
GENERALRELEASE
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2
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SKYNETII-B/DELTA
105
LAUNCHOPERATIONS
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3
STRAIGHT-EIGHT
DELTA
2313
MODELSTATISTICS
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3
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4
Second
Stage
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MAJORDELTASKYNETFLIGHTEVENTS
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NATIONAL
AERONAUTICS
AND
SPACE
ADMINISTRATION
Washington,
D.
C.
20546
(Phoire:
202/755-8370)
FOR
RELEASE:
ImmediateAnnWeeksHeadquarters,Washington,
D.C.(Phone:
202/755-8347)
JosephMcRobertsGoddard
Space
Flight
Center,Greenbelt,
Md.
(Phone:
301/982-4955)
RELEASE
NO:
74-303
NASA
TO
LAUNCHBRITISHSKYNETCOMMUNICATIONSSATELLITE
A
Britishdefensecommunicationssatellite
is
scheduled
for
launch
into
synchronousorbit
over
the
IndianOceanaboard
a
NASADeltathree-stagelaunchvehicle
from
CapeCanaveral,
Fla.
about
Nov.
22.
The
launch
window
is
openfrom
7:40
to
8:10
p.m.
EST.
CalledSkynet
II-B,
the
spacecraftwas
built
for
the
UnitedKingdom'sMinistry
ofDefence.
It
will
be
placed
in
an
ellipticalorbitwith
an
apogee
of36,950
kilometers
(22,960miles)and
perigee
of
185
km
(115
miles).At
an
appropriate
time
--
probably
as
early
as
the
first
apogee
some
5.8
hoursafterlaunch
--
a
solid
rocketmotor
on
the
spacecraftwill
inject
it
into
its
35,786-km
(22,400-mi.)
circularsynchronous
orbit.
-more-
November
13,
1974
 
-2-A
hydrazinecontrolsystemwillhandleanyrelativelyminororbitalanomalies
and
keep
the
satellite
on
its
stationover
the
equator
at
50
E.longitude.
GoddardSpaceFlight
Center,
Gieenbelt,
Md.,
hasprojectresponsibility
for
theDelta,
while
the
KennedySpaceCenterprovides
launch
support.
NASA
launch
services
are
provided
ona
reimbursablebasis
to
the
U.S.
Department
of
Defense
(DOD),
whichrepresents
the
Skynetproject
in
the
United
States.
The
DODprocures
the
spacecraftpropulsion
systems
from
U.S.
manufacturersandcontracts
for
NASA'slaunch
services
through
the
U.S.
AirForce
Spaceand
MissileSystems
Office.
The
spacecraftwasdevelopedbyMarconi
Space
and
DefenceSystems
Ltd.
in
the
UnitedKingdom
and
McDonnellDouglasAstro-nautics
Co.,
Huntington
Beach,Calif.
is
the
prime
contractor
forthe
Deltavehicle
and
launch
services.
Robert
C.
Baumann
of
NASA'sGoddard
Space
FlightCenter
is
AssociateDirector
of
Projects
forDelta.
(END
OF
GENERAL
RELEASE.
BACKGROUNDINFORMATION
FOLLO07S.)

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