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STPSat 4

STPSat 4 [USAF Academy]

STPSat 4 is an experimental spacecraft for the Department of Defense's Space Test Program (STP).

STPSat-4 will carry three experiment packages into low earth orbit. One of these is the MSA (Modular solar array).

Among the experiments selected is iMESA-R (Integrated Miniaturized Electrostatic Analyzer Reflight), a U.S. Air Force Academy mission designed to measure plasma densities and energies.

STPSat-4 is a free flying spacecraft to be ejected from the international space station (ISS). Launch is scheduled for late 2017.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: USAF STP (Space Test Program)
Contractors:
Equipment: MSA, iMESA-R, ?
Configuration:
Propulsion:
Power: Solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass:
Orbit: 400 km × 400 km, 51.6° (typical)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
STPSat 4 - 2017 with ?

References:

Further STPSat missions:
Further STP missions: