LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Mon Jul 10 1995
United States Air Force

Trumpet 2

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

July 10, 1995 at 8:38 AM EDT

(July 10, 1995 at 12:38 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

July 10, 1995 at 8:38 AM EDT

(July 10, 1995 at 12:38 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

July 10, 1995 at 8:38 AM EDT

(July 10, 1995 at 12:38 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Government/Top Secret
    • Trumpet signal intelligence satellites were launched by Titan-4(01)A Centaur-T into highly elliptic Molniya-type orbits. In their elliptical orbits they would move very slowly over the northern hemisphere for most of their orbital period, allowing interception of microwave line-of-sight communications beams. Since they would move slowly through the beams during their orbit, a constellation of such satellites was required to monitor Soviet communications throughout the day.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

    Pad

    Space Launch Complex 41