Mightysat 2.1 [Spectrum Astro]
Mightysat 2.1 (meaning first flight of the series-2 version) is an military minisatellite to test / demonstrate components for future utilization. The 130 kg spacecraft carries two kinds of hardware for tests. In the list of "unproven technologies" are:
In the list of "stand alone experiments" are:
The spacecraft remained operational until its natural reentry into the atmosphere in November 2002 at well over twice its design lifetime.
Four more satellites in The MightySat-2 series were planned, but were finally cancelled.
|Type / Application:||Experimental|
|Operator:||US Air Force (USAF) STP (Space Test Program)|
|Equipment:||Fourier-Transform Hyperspectral Imager|
|Propulsion:||SAC, NSX, MFCBS, FTHSI, QS40, SMATTE, SAFI|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Lifetime:||1 year (design); +2 years (achieved)|
|Mass:||124 kg (#2.1)|
|Orbit:||556 km × 556 km, 98° (#2.1)|
|MightySat 2.1 (Sindri, P99-1)||2000-042A||19.07.2000||Va CLF||Minotaur-1||with MEMS 2A, MEMS 2B|
Further STP missions: