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Ballast A, B

Ballast A, B [OSC]

Ballast A and B are two inert ballast masses deployed by the HAPS stage of the first Minotaur-4 HAPS launch (STP-S26) to demonstrate the capability to launch payloads into different orbits.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Vehicle evaluation
Operator:
Contractors:
Equipment:
Configuration:
Propulsion: None
Power: None
Lifetime:
Mass:
Orbit: 1200 km × 1204 km, 72.00 (#A); 1200 km × 1204 km, 72.00 (#B)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Ballast A 2010-062J 20.11.2010 Kd LP-1 Minotaur-4 HAPS with STPSat 2, FASTRAC 1, FASTRAC 2, FalconSat 5, FASTSat-HSV 01, RAX 1, O/OREOS, NanoSail-D2, Ballast B
Ballast B 2010-062K 20.11.2010 Kd LP-1 Minotaur-4 HAPS with STPSat 2, FASTRAC 1, FASTRAC 2, FalconSat 5, FASTSat-HSV 01, RAX 1, O/OREOS, NanoSail-D2, Ballast A