Stacksat (POGS & SSR /
TEX / SCE) [Joel Powell]
The U.S. military's STACKSAT mission involved the launch of three similar spacecraft, POGS, TEX and SCE. The satellites, based on DSI's Maestro bus, are gravity gradient stabilized. Body mounted solar arrays provide ~15 W orbit average power. Originally the mission was to be launched on a Scout-G1 booster and was to consist of only two spacecraft, but as an Atlas-E Altair-3A became available, a third was added.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|POGS & SSR (Stacksat 1, USA 56, P87-2)||11.04.1990||Va SLC-3W||Atlas-E Altair-3A||with TEX, SCE, PDD|
|TEX (Stacksat 2, USA 57, P87-2)||11.04.1990||Va SLC-3W||Atlas-E Altair-3A||with POGS & SSR, SCE, PDD|
|SCE (Stacksat 3, USA 58, P87-2)||11.04.1990||Va SLC-3W||Atlas-E Altair-3A||with POGS & SSR, TEX, PDD|