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TSX 5 (P95-2)


TSX 5 (Tri-Service Experiment), hosts three experiments,

  • Space Test Research Vehicle-2 (STRV-2) to experiment with laser communications between spacecraft sponsored by the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO),
  • Compact Environmental Anomaly Sensor (CEASE) sponsored by the USAF Research Laboratory (AFRL),
  • MWIR to provide infrared images of flying aircraft
Nation: USA
Type / Application: Experimental
Operator: US Air Force (USAF) STP (Space Test Program)
Contractors: Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC)
Equipment: STRV-2, CEASE, MWIR
Configuration: LEOStar
Propulsion: ?
Power: Deployable fixed solar array, batteries
Mass: 250 kg
Orbit: 410 km × 1750 km, 69
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
TSX 5 (P95-2) 2000-030A 07.06.2000 Va, L-1011, RW30/12 Pegasus-XL


  • Orbital Sciences Corp.: TSX-5
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