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Designation 30775 / 07006D
Launch date 9 Mar 2007
Country of origin United States
Mission Technology
Perigee/Apogee 558/561 km
Inclination 35.4°
Period 95.8 min
Launch vehicle Atlas 5 #9

For the USAF Space Test Program (STP). Fully functional after in-orbit checkout.

End of life

Decay 8 Nov 2023

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Technical data


Prime contractor Aeroastro
Mass at launch 156 kg
Mass in orbit  
Solar array  
Stabilization 3-axis
DC power  
Design lifetime > 1 years

Downlink of the Cosmic instrument: 150.012, 400.032 & 1066.752 MHz

Spatial Heterodyne Imager for Mesospheric Radicals (SHIMMER)

A high-resolution ultraviolet spectrometer based on the new optical technique known as Spatial Heterodyne Spectroscopy (SHS). SHS facilitates the design of low mass, low power, high throughput spectrometers for space-based remote sensing.

Computerised Ionospheric Tomography Receiver in Space (CITRIS)

To investigate irregularities that affect propagation of satellite-to-ground links for GPS and communications.


Micro-Electro-Mechanical (MEMS)-based PicoSat Inspector (MEPSI) is a miniature free-flyer that will be released to demonstrate MEMS utility and related microsystems for proximity operations.

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