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EarlyBird

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Strategic Rocket Forces

Launch Status
Success

Mission

EarlyBird

Type: Earth Science

EarlyBird 1, a remote sensing satellite built by CTA Space Systems (now part of Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC)) for EarthWatch, Inc., was to provide high resolution commercial imagery. EarthWatch planed to offer black-and-white images with a resolution as high as 3 meters per pixel, and color images with a resolution of 15 meters per pixel. The imaging sensor was derived from NASA’s cancelled Clark satellite.

Location

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Svobodny Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

5 rockets have launched from Svobodny Cosmodrome, Russian Federation.

5, Svobodny Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

Agency

Strategic Rocket Forces

Type: Government
Abbreviation: RVSN RF

Founded: 1959

Country: RUS

The Strategic Rocket Forces of the Russian Federation are a separate-troops branch of the Russian Armed Forces that control Russia’s land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs).

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