STPSat 5 [SNC]
STPSat 5 is a planned experimental spacecraft for the Department of Defense's Space Test Program (STP).
STPSat-5 will carry a total of four technological or scientific payloads to low-Earth orbit in order to further the DoDís understanding of the space environment. The experiments are chosen by the DoD Space Experiment Review Board.
The satellite is based on SNC's SN-50 bus, which is compatible both with dedicated launch vehicles and ESPA-class secondary launch adaptors.
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.
Launch of the satellite is planned for 2018 on a Falcon-9 v1.2 as part of a multi-satellite launch.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||USAF STP (Space Test Program)|
|Contractors:||Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC)|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|STPSat 5||-||2018||Va SLC-4E||Falcon-9 v1.2||with SkySat 14, SkySat 15, Eu:CROPIS, ORS 6, NEXTSat 1, KazSTSAT, ICEYE X2, BlackSky Global 2, HawkEye Pathfinder 1, 2, 3, SpaceCap, Flock-v 1, ..., ?, CSIM-FD, Hiber 2, ROSE 1, ORS 7A, ORS 7B, COPPER 2, MinXSS 2, Audacy Zero, Orbital Reflector, PW-Sat 2, Fox 1C, KNACKSAT, Elysium-Star 2, Hamilton 1, JY1-Sat, MOVE 2, ?|
Further STP missions: