FORTE (satellite)

FORTE (satellite)

The Fast On-orbit Rapid Recording of Transient Events (FORTE) satellite was launched into low Earth orbit about 8:30 A.M on August 29, 1997 on a Pegasus XL rocket. It was developed and launched by the Sandia National Laboratory and the Los Alamos National Laboratory as a testbed for technologies applicable to U.S. nuclear detonation detection systems. It has also been used to study lightning from space. FORTE is currently operating in a circular 800-km-altitude orbit.

Sources

  • http://weather.msfc.nasa.gov/Newsletter/0905.html
  • http://www.forte.lanl.gov/index.shtml
  • http://www.lanl.gov/orgs/pa/newsbulletin/2002/03/20/text01.shtml

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