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Black Knight 1

Also called BK 1


Designation 39398 / 13064U
Launch date 20 Nov 2013
Country of origin United States
Mission Technology
Perigee/Apogee 495 km
Inclination 40.5°
Period 94.4 min
Launch vehicle Minotaur #15

From West Point military academy.

Will demonstrate an experimental passive attitude control and dampening system. Secondarily, the satellite will take digital pictures and transmit while in orbit.


End of life

Decay 16 Jul 2015

External resources


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