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MSTI 1 (Miniature Sensor Technology Integration 1) had a four day mission to photograph infrared images of islands in the eastern Pacific Ocean. It was the first of a series of low-cost satellites which were intended to assist the Air Force's Strategic Defense Initiative Organization in its missile sensor technology. It was stabilized by a cold-gas reaction system. An FM transmitter relayed the infrared camera data to Air Force tracking stations.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Research
Operator: SDIO
Contractors: Spectrum Astro
Equipment: ?
Configuration: SA-200S
Propulsion: ?
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: 6 days (design), 150 days reached
Mass: 150 kg
Orbit: 289 km × 366 km, 96.7
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
MSTI 1 1992-078A 21.11.1992 Va SLC-5 Scout-G1


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