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Space commemorative cover
or Space Cover.
Cosmodrom : USA
Date of Cancellation: Aug. 16, 1984
Kind of Event : Launch
Launch pad : USA KSC (FL)
Mission type : Experimental & Science
ou?/where?: au sol - ground
autographe?: non - none
Description : Kennedy Space Center and Ampte comet. The AMPTE (Active Magnetospheric Particle Tracer Explorers) mission was designed to study the access of solar-wind ions to the magnetosphere, the convective-diffusive transport and energization of magnetospheric particles, and the interactions of plasmas in space. The mission consisted of three spacecraft: the CCE; the IRM, which provided multiple ion releases in the solar wind, the magnetosheath, and the magnetotail, with in situ diagnostics of each; and the UKS, which uses thrusters to keep station near the IRM to provide two-point local measurements.
The CCE encountered command module/power supply problems since the beginning of 1989, and failed as of 12 July 89.
This will be featured in a future Space Revue.
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Space Event :
AMPTE 1 (CCE 1, EXPLORER 65), AMPTE 2 (IRM) & AMPTE 3 (UKS) (SATELLITES) · DELTA 3294