BackForward Satellite: Explorer-VII 

Satellite details
Acronym Explorer-VII
Full name Explorer-VII
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description

Earth science experimental mission including a space weather payload and the prototype Flat Plate Radiometer designed by Verner Suomi and Robert Parent

Mass at launch 41.5 kg Dry mass
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Data access information
Orbit Drifting orbit Altitude 722 km
Inclination 50.28 °


Space agency NASA
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 13 Oct 1959 EOL 24 Aug 1961
Last update: 2016-10-19
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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on Explorer-VII

Acronym Full name
FPR Flat Plate Radiometer
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