SAPPHIRE [Stanford Univ.]
SAPPHIRE (Stanford Audio Phonic Photographic Infra Red Experiment), a.k.a SQUIRT 1 (Satellite Quick Research Testbed) or NO (Navy-OSCAR) was a student built technology satellite of Stanford's Space Systems Development Laboratory.
Its payloads include new infrared horizon detectors, a digital camera, a voice synthesizer, and a couple of telemetry and autonomy experiments.
The Sapphire project was started in early April of 1994, was flight-readied in July 1998, and flew as part of the Kodiak Star mission in September 2001.
|Type / Application:||Research|
|Equipment:||experimental infrared horizon sensors, voice synthesizer, digital camera|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||790 km × 800 km × 67°|
|SAPPHIRE (SQUIRT 1, Navy-OSCAR 45, NO 45)||2001-043D||30.09.2001||Kd LP-1||Athena-1||with Starshine 3, PICOSat, PCSat 1|