2 Orbcomm-OG2 Mass Simulators
on ESPA stack [SpaceX]
The Orbcomm-OG2 Mass Simulators are mass models representing the Orbcomm-OG2 satellites.
For the first Orbcomm-OG2 launch, two of eight positions of the ESPA stack remained unoccupied by real OG2 satellites. Instead there are two mass models of the OG2 were mounted. These simulated payloads remained attached to the ESPA stack and the upper stage. The second stage with the attached mass models was deorbited immediatly after deploying the payloads.
For the second Orbcomm-OG2 launch, one of twelve positions of the ESPA stack remained unoccupied, so one mass models of the OG2 was mounted. Again, this simulated payload remained attached to the ESPA stack and the upper stage. It was deorbited immediatly after deploying the payloads.
|Type / Application:||Ballast|
|Orbit:||750 km × 750 km, 52°|
|Orbcomm-OG2 Mass simulator 1||2014-040#||14.07.2014||CC SLC-40||Falcon-9 v1.1||with Orbcomm FM103, Orbcomm FM104, Orbcomm FM106, Orbcomm FM107, Orbcomm FM109, Orbcomm FM111|
|Orbcomm-OG2 Mass simulator 2||2015-081#||22.12.2015||CC SLC-40||Falcon-9 v1.2||with Orbcomm FM108, Orbcomm FM110, Orbcomm FM112, Orbcomm FM113, Orbcomm FM114, Orbcomm FM115, Orbcomm FM116, Orbcomm FM117, Orbcomm FM118, Orbcomm FM119|