MSTI 1 [BMDO]
MSTI 1 (Miniature Sensor Technology Integration 1) had a four day mission to photograph infrared images of islands in the eastern Pacific Ocean. It was the first of a series of low-cost satellites which were intended to assist the Air Force's Strategic Defense Initiative Organization in its missile sensor technology. It was stabilized by a cold-gas reaction system. An FM transmitter relayed the infrared camera data to Air Force tracking stations.
|Type / Application:||Research|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Lifetime:||6 days (design), 150 days reached|
|Orbit:||289 km × 366 km, 96.7°|
|MSTI 1||1992-078A||21.11.1992||Va SLC-5||Scout-G1|