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Falconsat 2


Designation n/a
Launch date 24 Mar 2006
Country of origin United States
Mission Technology
Perigee/Apogee 400/500 km
Inclination 39°
Launch vehicle Falcon 1 #1
Mass at launch:19.5-kg

Owned by DARPA, part of the Air Force Academy's satellite programme. Was to be launched by STS.

Was to measure space plasma phenomena, which can adversely affect space-based communications.

The MESA (Miniature Electro-Static Analyzer) payload was to investigate the morphology of plasma depletions in the ionosphere that effect GPS and other military satellite communications.

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