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Falconsat 5

Also called USA 221


Designation 37226 / 10062E
Launch date 20 Nov 2010
Country of origin United States
Mission Technology
Perigee/Apogee 650 km
Launch vehicle Minotaur 4 #10

Carries a small Hall Effect thruster for attitude control and an electrostatic analyser/spectrometer suite to observe the effect of thruster plumes on the surrounding space environment.
Will also monitor ionospheric effects on radio communications.

Had electrical issues which prevented mission success.

161 kg at launch

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