STPSat 1 [AeroAstro]
STPSat 1 is an experimental spacecraft for STP (Space Test Program), which hosted several experiments. The 3-axis stabilized spacecraft is built by AeroAstro.
STPSat 1 contained following experiments:
At the end of its mission it was to deploy two MEPSI nanosatellites, but these were de-manifested shortly before launch due to Aerospace Corps funding constraints and inability to finish the pico-sats on time. The launcher itself remained on board, but was loaded with dummy masses, which were not to be deployed.
It was launched as a secondary payload from the first STP mission on an Atlas-5(401) rocket.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||USAF STP (Space Test Program)|
|Equipment:||SHIMMER, CITRIS, MEPSI, WSSP|
|Power:||4 deployable solar arrays, body mounted solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||560 km × 560 km, 35.4°|
|STPSat 1||2007-006D||09.03.2007||CC SLC-41||Atlas-5(401)||with ASTRO, NEXTSat/CSC, CFESat, MidSTAR 1, FalconSat 3|
Further STP missions: