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STS 127


Launch id 09038
Launch date 15 Jul 2009 at 22:03 UT
Launch site Cape Canaveral LC39A
Type Endeavour
Crew Mark Polansky, Commander
Doug Hurley, Pilot
Dave Wolf
Christopher Cassidy
Julie Payette (Canadian Space Agency)
Tom Marshburn
Tim Kopra
Landing date 31 Jul 2009 at 14:48 UT
Landing site Cape Canaveral
Payload B: Dragonsat: Bevo 1 & AggieSat 2
E: Ande 2 passive (Pollux)
F: Ande 2 active (Castor)

ISS mission: ISS Kibo Exposed Facility and Kibo ELM Exposed Section

Bevo 1 (UT Austin) & AggieSat 2 (Texas A&M) is a picosat mission sponsored under NASA JPL's DRAGONSAT program. The mission is to test a GPS unit designed and built in house by NASA Johnson. The 2 satellites were launched attached together, and separation failed. Approx 3 kg each.
Bevo 1 transmits on 437.325 MHz while AggieSat 2 on 436.250 MHz.

Ande (Atmospheric Neutral Density Experiment) 2 are two spherical (19" diameter) microsatellites. The main objective is to measure the total atmospheric density between 100 and 400 km. The density data that is gathered will be used to improve orbit determination calculations of the orbits of resident space objects. Both satellites will be tracked by the Satellite Laser Ranging (SLR) system and the U.S. Space Surveillance Network (SSN). These satellites have the same dimensions, but have different masses. Transmit on 145.825 MHz

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