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Spartan 206 (OAST Flyer)

Spartan 206 F1 [NASA]

OAST Flyer (NASA's Office of Aeronautical and Space Technology Flyer) is an american spacecraft based on the Spartan (Shuttle Pointed Autonomous Research Tool for Astronomy) platform, that was released from the Shuttle STS 72. It carried 4 experimental packages:

  • to measure spacecraft contamination levels at low-earth orbits,
  • to test GPS equipment,
  • to test amateur radio gear, and
  • to determine the effects of solar radiation on the explosives aboard satellite systems.

At the end of the mission OAST Flyer was retrieved by STS-72.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology (Shuttle retrievable)
Operator: NASA Goddard
Contractors:
Equipment: ?
Configuration: Spartan-200
Propulsion: ?
Power: Batteries
Lifetime:
Mass:
Orbit: 302 km × 310 km, 28.4
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Spartan 206 F1 (OAST-Flyer) 1996-001B 11.01.1996 CCK LC-39B Shuttle with Endeavour F10 (STS 72)

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