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SBD (Special Bus Design) was a space demonstration of an improved MicroStar bus. It was to remain on the last stage of the launch vehicle.

SBD was lost in a launch vehicle failure.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC)
Contractors: Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC)
Configuration: MicroStar (double)
Power: Batteries
Mass: 73 kg
Orbit: 800 km SSO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
SBD 2001-F01 21.09.2001 Va 576E F Taurus-2110 with OrbView 4, QuikTOMS, Celestis 05

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