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PDD [Joel Powell]

PDD (Prototype Deployment Device) was an experimental mechanical latch designed for use in zero-gravity, which was tested as a secondary payload on the Stacksat launch. It was attached to the payload adaptor situated between the Altair-3A upper stage and the bottom spacecraft.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: DARPA
Configuration: Instruments mounted on upper stage
Propulsion: None
Power: Batteries
Orbit: 628 km × 738 km, 89.82
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
PDD (P87-2) 1990-031D 11.04.1990 Va SLC-3W Atlas-E Altair-3A with POGS & SSR, TEX, SCE
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