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OEX-Target

OEX-Target [NASA]

The OEX-Target (Orbiter Experiments Target) was a 0.9 m diameter visual satellite target that was deployed by the shuttle crew of Atlantis (STS 61-B) during an EVA. The orbiter pilots used the target to help check out new software in the vehicle's autopilot.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Rendezvous target
Operator: NASA
Contractors: NASA
Equipment: None
Configuration: Sphere
Propulsion: None
Power: None
Lifetime:
Mass: 16 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
OEX-Target 1985-109E 27.11.1985 CC LC-39A Shuttle with Atlantis F2 (STS 61-B), Aussat A2, Morelos 2, Satcom K2

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