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Demosat 2


Designation 28500 / 04050A
Launch date 21 Dec 2004
Country of origin United States
Mission Experimental
Perigee/Apogee 19401/36420 km
Inclination 13.5°
Period 1045 min
Launch vehicle Delta 4 Heavy

Demosat 2 was to be released into a 36,340 km x 36,342 km x 10 degrees orbit after a 5 hours, 14 minutes coast period and a third ignition of the upper stage.

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Dimension 1.38 m diameter, 1.95 m high
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The outer skin is an aluminium structure, with inner ballast consisting of sixty 11.4 cm diameter brass rods. Stiffeners, plates, fasteners and fittings complete the payload.

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