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Platform: TIPS > Tether Physics and Survivability
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Orbit Altitude: 1,022 km
Orbit Inclination: 63.4 deg
Period: 105 min
Orbit Type: LEO > Low Earth Orbit > Inclined Non-Polar
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The TIPS satellite was deployed on 20 June 1996 at an altitude
of 1,022 kilometers (552 nautical miles). This experiment is
designed to increase knowledge about gravity-gradient tether
dynamics and ... View entire text
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Launch Date: 1996-06-20
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