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13/04/1960 The U.S. launches Transit 1-B

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Scientist launches the 'Transit' satellite in orbit at Cape Canaveral in Florida,...HD Stock Footage

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How Do Satellites Get & Stay in Orbit?

Transit 1B was successfully launched by a Thor-Ablestar rocket. The first successful tests of the system were made in 1960, and the system entered Naval service in 1964. The Transit system was made obsolete by the GPS and ceased navigation service in 1996.
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