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TrailBlazer-2001-Dummy

TrailBlazer-2001-Dummy
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This is a structural mock-up of the planned TrailBlazer-2001 lunar probe and the kick motor carrying instruments to confirm down link telemetry a/c separation. It was built by ukrainian Yuzhnoye Design Office for TransOrbital, Inc. to test the deployment of larger payloads from the Dnepr launch vehicle. The probe mock-up remained connected with the kick-stage mock-up.

On this launch originally the TrailBlazer-2001 lunar probe was to be launched, but it was delayed due to missing ITAR export documents. As the Dnepr launch vehicle was already configured for the lunar probe, the structural test article was launched instead, being identical in mass and dimensions.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: TransOrbital, Inc.
Contractors: Yuzhnoye Design Office
Equipment: None
Configuration: Octagonal Prism and cylinder
Propulsion: None
Power: None
Lifetime:
Mass: 420 kg
Orbit: 639 km × 645 km, 64.56
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
TrailBlazer-2001-Dummy 2002-058E 20.12.2002 Ba LC-109/95 Dnepr with Rubin 2, Unisat 2, LatinSat A, LatinSat B, SaudiSat 1c