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DSP 3-6

Also called DSP F19 or USA 142


Designation 25669 / 99017A
Launch date 9 Apr 1999
Country of origin United States
Mission Military: early warning
Geostationary orbit n/a
Launch vehicle Titan 4B #26

reported cost of failure: $682 million. Satellite was not insured.

In late April controllers stated they have regained control over the satellite (not spinning anymore). Evaluation of potential use is under way.

End of life

Out of service 9 Apr 1999
Cause The satellite was not delivered in the proper orbit. Reason unknown yet probably a failure of the IUS, built by Boeing.

External resources

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Technical data

mass: 2340 kg

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