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USSF-12 Ring

USSF-12 Ring (?) [Northrop Grumman]

The USSF-12 Ring testbed is a classified mission to demonstrate future technology for the Department of Defenseís Space Test Program.

It is a propulsive ESPA ring using a Northrop Grumman ESPA Star bus, hosting multiple payloads, some of the possibly deployable.

The satellite will be launched together with WFOV-T on the USSF-12 (formerly known as AFSPC-12) mission.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC)
Contractors: Northrop Grumman
Configuration: Eagle-Bus ESPA (ESPAStar)
Propulsion: ?
Power: solar arrays, batteries
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
USSF-12 Ring (USA 333) 2022-073B 01.07.2022 CC SLC-41 Atlas-5(541)≤ with WFOV-T, USA 337
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