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ODERACS

ODERACS A - F [NASA]

ODERACS (Orbital Debris Radar Calibration Sphere) A to F was a set of six spheres deployed from the Shuttle mission STS-60. The purpose of the Orbital Debris Calibration Spheres experiment was to calibrate the radars and telescopes used for orbital debris measurements by putting objects of the size of interest into orbit for observation. One of the pair was polished, the other diffuse. The 3 pairs were 2, 4, and 6 inches in diameter.

ODERACS 2 was a set of 3 spheres 2, 4, and 6 inches in diameter and 3 dipoles 2, 4, and 6 inches in length.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Radar calibration
Operator: NASA Goddard
Contractors:
Equipment: None
Configuration: 15 cm spheres (#A, B, 2A), 10 cm spheres (#C, D, 2B), 5 cm spheres (#E, F, 2C), 13.3 cm wire dipoles (#2D, 2E), 4.4 cm wire dipoles (#2F)
Propulsion: None
Power: None
Lifetime:
Mass: 4200 g (#A,B,2A), 500 g (# C,D,2B), 5 g (# E,F,2C), 1.5 g (#2D, 2E), 0.5 g (#2F)
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
ODERACS (A) N/A 02.12.1992 CCK LC-39A ND Shuttle with Discovery F15 (STS 53), SDS-2 3, ODERACS (B),(C),(D),(E),(F)
ODERACS (B) N/A 02.12.1992 CCK LC-39A ND Shuttle with Discovery F15 (STS 53), SDS-2 3, ODERACS (A),(C),(D),(E),(F)
ODERACS (C) N/A 02.12.1992 CCK LC-39A ND Shuttle with Discovery F15 (STS 53), SDS-2 3, ODERACS (A),(B),(D),(E),(F)
ODERACS (D) N/A 02.12.1992 CCK LC-39A ND Shuttle with Discovery F15 (STS 53), SDS-2 3, ODERACS (A),(B),(C),(E),(F)
ODERACS (E) N/A 02.12.1992 CCK LC-39A ND Shuttle with Discovery F15 (STS 53), SDS-2 3, ODERACS (A),(B),(C),(D),(F)
ODERACS (F) N/A 02.12.1992 CCK LC-39A ND Shuttle with Discovery F15 (STS 53), SDS-2 3, ODERACS (A),(B),(C),(D),(E)
ODERACS A 1994-006B 03.02.1994 CCK LC-39A Shuttle with Discovery F18 (STS 60), BremSat 1, WSF 1, ODERACS B, C, D, E, F
ODERACS B 1994-006C 03.02.1994 CCK LC-39A Shuttle with Discovery F18 (STS 60), BremSat 1, WSF 1, ODERACS A, C, D, E, F
ODERACS C 1994-006D 03.02.1994 CCK LC-39A Shuttle with Discovery F18 (STS 60), BremSat 1, WSF 1, ODERACS A, B, D, E, F
ODERACS D 1994-006E 03.02.1994 CCK LC-39A Shuttle with Discovery F18 (STS 60), BremSat 1, WSF 1, ODERACS A, B, C, E, F
ODERACS E 1994-006F 03.02.1994 CCK LC-39A Shuttle with Discovery F18 (STS 60), BremSat 1, WSF 1, ODERACS A, B, C, D, F
ODERACS F 1994-006G 03.02.1994 CCK LC-39A Shuttle with Discovery F18 (STS 60), BremSat 1, WSF 1, ODERACS A, B, C, D, E
ODERACS 2A 1995-004C 03.02.1995 CCK LC-39B Shuttle with Discovery F20 (STS 63), Spartan 204-F1, ODERACS 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F
ODERACS 2B 1995-004D 03.02.1995 CCK LC-39B Shuttle with Discovery F20 (STS 63), Spartan 204-F1, ODERACS 2A, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F
ODERACS 2C 1995-004E 03.02.1995 CCK LC-39B Shuttle with Discovery F20 (STS 63), Spartan 204-F1, ODERACS 2A, 2B, 2D, 2E, 2F
ODERACS 2D 1995-004F 03.02.1995 CCK LC-39B Shuttle with Discovery F20 (STS 63), Spartan 204-F1, ODERACS 2A, 2B, 2C, 2E, 2F
ODERACS 2E 1995-004G 03.02.1995 CCK LC-39B Shuttle with Discovery F20 (STS 63), Spartan 204-F1, ODERACS 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2F
ODERACS 2F 1995-004# 03.02.1995 CCK LC-39B Shuttle with Discovery F20 (STS 63), Spartan 204-F1, ODERACS 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E