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21/04/1964 A Transit-5bn satellite fails to reach orbit after launch


Transit: The World's First Satellite Navigation System

The Transit system, also known as NAVSAT or NNSS, was the first satellite navigation system to be used operationally. The system was primarily used by the U.S. Navy to provide accurate location information to its Polaris ballistic missile submarines, and it was also used as a navigation system by the Navy's surface ships.
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