Full Name Fast On-Orbit Recording of Transient Events Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies LANL Launch Date 29 Aug 1997
Mission Links EOL Date 29 Aug 2000
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Orbit Type Orbit Period 100 minutes
Orbit Sense Orbit Inclination 70 deg
Orbit Altitude 815 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications The prime objective is the measurement of electromagnetic pulses (EMP), primarily due to lightning, within a noise environment dominated by continuous wave (CW) carriers, such as TV and FM stations. FORTE also conducts ionospheric physics experiments.
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