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FalconSat 2

FalconSat 2 [USAF]

The mission of the FalconSat-2 will be to measure space plasma phenomena that are known to adversely affect space-based communication, such as the Global Positioning Satellite (GPS), and other civil and military communications.

Originally planned to be deployed from a Shuttle mission, it has been moved to a dedicated launch on the maiden flight of the Falcon-1 rocket. Due to a launch vehicle failure, the satellite was destroyed a few seconds after launch.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Experimental
Operator: U.S. Air Force Academy
Contractors: U.S. Air Force Academy
Equipment:
Configuration:
Propulsion: ?
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 19.5 kg
Orbit: 400 km × 500 km, 39
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
FalconSat 2 2006-F01 24.03.2006 Om F Falcon-1 (dev)
Further FalconSat missions: