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Communication/Navigation Outage Forecasting System


Designation 32765 / 08017A
Launch date 16 Apr 2008
Country of origin United States
Mission Scientific: ionosphere study
Perigee/Apogee 405/851 km
Inclination 13°
Period 97.3 min
Launch vehicle Pegasus XL #40
Launch site U.S. Army's Reagan Test Site in the Kwajalein Atoll

Part of US DOD's Space Test Program and Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

Will forecast outages in DOD satellite communication links caused by ionospheric irregularities.

End of life

Decay 28 Nov 2015

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Technical data


Prime contractor General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (former Spectrum Astro)
Mass at launch 395 kg
Dry mass  
Solar array  
DC power  
Design lifetime  

Has six 10-m booms. Payload include CINDI (Coupled Ion Neutral Dynamic Investigation) consisting of an Ion Velocity Meter (IVM), a Neutral Wind Monitor (NWM), and a Vector Electric Field Instrument (VEFI).

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