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Mightysat 1


Designation 25551 / 98069C
Launch date 15 Dec 1998
Country of origin United States
Mission Technology
Perigee/Apogee 380/392 km
Inclination 51.6°
Period 92 min
Launch vehicle STS 88

Worth $ 5 million

End of life

Decay 21 Nov 1999

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Technical data


Prime contractor USAF Phillips lab
Mass at launch 70 kg
Mass in orbit 7 panels: 6 on the side on 1 on top
Dimension 49.53 cm diameter (hexagonal) x 52.07 cm height
Solar array  
DC power  
Design lifetime  

Carries 5 experiments:
Advanced Composite Structure: its the satellite's structure
Advanced Solar Cell Experiment: to test solar cells made of Gallium Indium Phosphide layers and Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) [triple junction]
Microsystem and Packaging for Low Power Electronics (MAPLE): will test advanced microelectronics and electronics packaging techniques
Shape-Memory Actuated Release Device (SMARD): a low-shock release device
Micro-Particle Impact Detector (MPID): debris survey

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