Spartan 207 F1 (IAE) [NASA]
Spartan 207 (Shuttle Pointed Autonomous Research Tool for Astronomy) was an 850 kg module released from STS 77 as a platform from which to launch the IAE (Inflatable Antenna Experiment).
The IAE was an inflatable parabolic antenna, which was inflated to full size while connected to the Sparten-207 carrier. At the end of the experiment, the antenna was released.
Spartan-207 was retrieved by the shuttle soon after the antenna release.
|Type / Application:||Technology (Shuttle retrievable)|
|Orbit:||281 km × 294 km, 39.02°|
|Spartan-207-F1 (IAE)||1996-032B||19.05.1996||CCK LC-39B||Shuttle||with Endeavour F11 (STS 77), PAMS-STU|