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Iridium-MFS 1, 2

The Iridium-MFS payloads were mass models of the Iridium communications satellites. Two were launched to test the new CZ-2C (2) SD launch vehicle and the payload dispenser.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Launch vehicle evaluation
Operator:
Contractors:
Equipment: ?
Configuration:
Propulsion: None
Power:
Lifetime:
Mass: ~700 kg
Orbit: 619 km × 627 km, 86.3
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Iridium-MFS 1 1997-048A 01.09.1997 TY LC-7 CZ-2C (2) SD with Iridium-MFS 2
Iridium-MFS 2 1997-048B 01.09.1997 TY LC-7 CZ-2C (2) SD with Iridium-MFS 1