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.
|Type / Application:||Experimental|
|Operator:||U.S. Air Force Academy|
|Contractors:||U.S. Air Force Academy|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||400 km × 500 km, 39°|
|FalconSat 2||2006-F01||24.03.2006||Om||F||Falcon-1 (dev)|