Eagle [Orbital ATK]
EAGLE (ESPA Augmented Geostationary Laboratory Experiment) is an experimental satellite built by Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and is flown via the STP (Space Test Program).
AFRL ordered the Eagle-bus from Orbital in 2012. It consists of a ESPA adapter fitted with a propulsion module and Moog Broad Reach avionics, software and GPS receiver.
EAGLE will host at least five STP-sponsored payloads. It can support payloads up to a weight of 1086 kg for a mission of at least one year.
Following payloads are manifestd on EAGLE - three of them deployable:
EAGLE was launched in 2018 as a secondary payload on the AFSPC 11 mission on an Atlas-5(551)¹ rocket. Soon after reaching its orbit above the geostationary belt, it deployed three subsatellites (Mycroft and two unidentified, USA 286 and USA 287).
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Contractors:||Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC) → Orbital ATK|
|Equipment:||HTI-SpX, Mycroft, CEASE-III-RR, ISAL, ARMOR|
|Configuration:||Eagle-Bus ESPA (ESPAStar)|
|Power:||Deployable solar array, batteries|
|Orbit:||38992 km × 38992 km, 0.0°|
|EAGLE (USA 284)||2018-036B||14.04.2018||CC SLC-41||Atlas-5(551)¹||with CBAS 1, Mycroft, USA 286, USA 287|