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Nimbus 6
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Nimbus 6
Mission typeWeather satellite
COSPAR ID1975-052A
SATCAT no.7924
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerRCA Astrospace
Launch mass827 kg (1,823 lb)
Dry mass586 kg (1,292 lb)
Dimensions3.04 m × 1.52 m × 3.96 m (10.0 ft × 5.0 ft × 13.0 ft)
Start of mission
Launch dateJune 12, 1975, 08:12 (1975-06-12UTC08:12) UTC
RocketDelta 2910 577/D93
Launch siteVandenberg SLC-2W
End of mission
Last contact29 March 1983 (1983-03-30)[1]
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude1,093 kilometers (679 mi)
Apogee altitude679 kilometers (422 mi)
Period107 minutes
EpochJune 12, 1975

Nimbus 6 (also called Nimbus G) was a meteorological satellite. It was the sixth in a series of the Nimbus program.


Nimbus 6 was launched on June 12, 1975, by a Delta rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, United States. The satellite orbited the Earth once every 107 minutes, at an inclination of 100°. Its perigee was 1,093 kilometers (679 mi) and apogee was 1,101 kilometers (684 mi).[2]


See also


  1. ^ "Satellite: Nimbus-6". OSCAR - Observing Systems Capability Analysis and Review Tool. World Meteorological Organization. 28 July 2015. Retrieved 17 June 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Nimbus 6". National Space Science Data Center. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Retrieved June 5, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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