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STPSat 5

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 2017 on a Falcon-9 v1.2 as part of a multi-satellite launch.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: USAF STP (Space Test Program)
Contractors: Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC)
Equipment: iMESA-R, ?
Configuration: SN-50 bus
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
STPSat 5 - 2018 Va SLC-4E Falcon-9 v1.2 with SkySat 14, SkySat 15, Eu:CROPIS, ORS 6, NEXTSat 1, ICEYE 1, BlackSky Global 1, BlackSky Global 2, BlackSky Global 3, BlackSky Global 4, HawkEye Pathfinder 1, HawkEye Pathfinder 2, HawkEye Pathfinder 3, Fox 1C, KNACKSAT, Elysium-Star 2, JY1-Sat, ?
Further STPSat missions:
Further STP missions: