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Spartan 207 (IAE)

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.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology (Shuttle retrievable)
Operator: NASA Goddard
Equipment: IAE
Configuration: Spartan-200
Propulsion: ?
Power: Batteries
Mass: 850 kg
Orbit: 281 km × 294 km, 39.02
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Spartan-207-F1 (IAE) 1996-032B 19.05.1996 CCK LC-39B Shuttle with Endeavour F11 (STS 77), PAMS-STU