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PRoFILE (P90-2)

PRoFILE [Fairchild]

PRoFILE (Passive Radio Frequency Interference Location Experiment) was a experimental satellite in US Navy's Spinsat (Special Purpose Inexpensive Satellite) program. Ardak Corp. in conjunction with Fairchild was awarded the $1.5 million contract in October 1988.

The objective of the PRoFILE mission was to geolocate sources of radio frequency interference to the Navy's Fleet Satellite Communications (FLTSATCOM) system.

The satellite was designed to be launched either by a Shuttle mission with deployment from a GAS canister or by a Scout-G1 launch vehicle. The Scout vehicle was selected to launch PRoFILE together with RATE in mid year 1991, but project cancellation in 1991 due to experimenter funding problems prevented this, although the satellite was nearly completed.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Experimental
Operator: US Navy
Contractors: Ardak Corp., Fairchild
Equipment:
Configuration:
Propulsion: ?
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: 1 - 3 years
Mass:
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
PRoFILE (P90-2) - cancelled Va SLC-5 Scout-G1 with RATE

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