Vela

Mission: Nuclear Detection

Orbit Super synchronous -107,000 km

Payload: Radiation Instruments body mounted Configuration Features:

- Equipment compartment 1.6 m diapolyhedron; internal solid ARM

- Solar array. Body mounted solar

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- Attitude control: Spin-stabQized, Inertlally pointed Weight: 221kg Power: 90 W

EXPLORER Vi

Mission: Radiation Fields Measurement

Orbit 245 x 42,400 km

47 deg inclination Payload: Radiation Instruments body mounted Configuration Features:

- Equipment Compartment 0.6 m dia sphere

- Solar Array. Four deployed paddles 22 rn span

- Appendages: Whip antennas

- Attitude control: Spin-stabilized, Inertialiy pointed

Weight: 64.6 kg

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