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Spartan 206

Also called OAST (Office of Aeronautical and Space Technology) Flyer


Designation 23763 / 96001B
Launch date 11 Jan 1996
Country of origin United States
Mission Scientific: Sun study
Perigee/Apogee 302/311 km
Inclination 28.5°
Launch vehicle STS 72

Carried an experiment to measure contamination caused by spacecraft outgassing, and a test of a laser-fired explosive separation device to make sure the device doesn't go off accidentally in sunlight. It also carried an amateur radio experiment.

End of life

Cause Retrieved by the Shuttle
Reentry 20 Sep 1994

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