Upcoming T-4 Launch Activity

John Pike (johnpike@fas.org)
Tue, 12 Nov 1996 13:56:31 -0500

LockMart conveniently provides a launch schedule @

        http://www.mmc.com/Astro/launch/home.html

Titan-4A/NUS K-13 is listed from VAFB 4Q96
Titan-4B/IUS K-24 is listed from CCAFS 1Q97

The word on the street is that K-13 is planned for 18 December with a 10-12
SM PST window, which sounds like Keyhole.

With an IUS upper stage, K-24 sounds like a DSP. I think the theory is that
since this is the first T-4B they wanted to use a lower priority USAF
payload, rather than a gigabuck NRO payload.

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John Pike
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