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Tuesday, 11 February 1986
Page: 76

(Question No. 23)


Senator Bolkus asked the Minister representing the Minister for Defence, upon notice, on 22 February 1985:

(1) What was the:

(a) formal designation;

(b) date of launch; and

(c) orbital parameter, of each United States military satellite supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) tracking station at Carnarvon, Western Australia, between 1969 and the closure of the station.


Senator Gareth Evans —The Minister for Defence has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

ORBITAL PARAMETERS

Designation

Date of

launch

Period

Perigee

Apogee

Inclination

Min

Km

Km

1968 81C (OV5-4)

26.9.1968

1,435.8

35,775

35,784

3.01*

1969 46A (OV5-5)

23.5.1969

3,120.3

17,070

111,651

33.03*

1969 46B (OV5-6)

23.5.1969

3,115.2

16,924

111,641

32.86*

1970 93A

6.5.1970

Geostationary

1971 39A

5.5.1971

Geostationary

1971 67A (OV1-20)

7.8.1971

106.16

133

1,957

92*

1971 67C (OAR 901-Cannon-ball 2)

7.8.1971

106.29

132

1,968

92*

1971 67D (OAR 907-Musket-ball)

7.8.1971

92.3

137

884

87.6*

1971 95A (DSCS 1)

3.11.1971

Geostationary

1971 95B (DSCS 2)

3.11.1971

Geostationary

1972 10A

1.3.1972

Geostationary

1973 40A

12.6.1973

Geostationary

1973 100A (DSCS 3)

13.12.1973

Geostationary

1973 100B (DSCS 4)

13.12.1973

Geostationary