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Faisat 1


Designation 23465 / 95002C
Launch date 24 Jan 1995 at 03:54 UT
Country of origin United States
Mission Experimental: communications
Perigee/Apogee 967/1021 km
Inclination 82.9°
Period 105 min
Launch vehicle Cosmos 3C
Launch site Plesetsk LC132
Mass at launch 115 kg

This is a prototype of the satellites to form the infosat network.

This bird was modified by FAI from an existing satellite bus whose mission was cancelled (probably a DARPA satellite). The satellite also carries a small thermal-control experiment for USAF Phillips Lab.

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