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Spartan 204


Designation 23470 / 95004B
Launch date 7 Feb 1995 at 12:26 UT
Country of origin United States
Mission Scientific: UV astronomy
Perigee/Apogee 310/342 km
Inclination 51.6°
Period 91 min
Launch vehicle STS 63

The spacecraft carried NRL's FUVIS Far Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph which will be used to study the Shuttle environment and make astronomical observations. This is the first Spartan mission to be sponsored by the USAF Space Test Program rather than NASA. It made about 40 hours of observation of Galactic dust clouds.

End of life

Cause Retrieved by the Shuttle
Decay 9 Feb 1995

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