STEP 3 [TRW]
STEP 3 (Space Test Experiment Platform 3) was an experimental satellite launched for the Space Test Program (STP).
Prime contractor for the mission was TRW. The spacecraft was 3-axis stabilized and based on CTA's LEOStar bus.
STEP 3 featured following experiments for DoD:
STEP 3 was lost in an launch failure of the air launched Pegasus-XL rocket.
|Type / Application:||Experimental|
|Operator:||US Air Force (USAF) STP (Space Test Program)|
|Contractors:||TRW, CTA → Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC) (Bus)|
|Equipment:||ACTEX, EDMM, SAMMES, SAWAFE, SQUOD|
|Power:||4 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries|
|Orbit:||450 km polar orbit|
|STEP 3 (P92-2)||1995-F03||22.06.1995||Va, L-1011, RW30/12||F||Pegasus-XL|
Further STP missions: