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Spartan 201-4


Designation 25062 / 97073B
Launch date 21 Nov 1997
Country of origin United States
Mission SOHO Calibration & Spartan Development
Perigee/Apogee 296 km
Inclination 28.5°
Launch vehicle STS 87
Mass at launch  

Mission duration planned: 16 days In fact the initial deployment failed (pre release activation was not done). The satellite could not be later released by lack of propellant on Columbia.

Worth $10 million

End of life

Out of service 21 Nov 1997
Cause Retrieved by STS

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