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Stpsat 2

Also called USA 217


Designation 37222 / 10062A
Launch date 20 Nov 2010
Country of origin United States
Mission Technology
Perigee/Apogee 650 km
Launch vehicle Minotaur 4 #10

Built for the USAF.

Has 2 experiments, the joint Air Force/Army Space Phenomenology Experiment and the Naval Research Lab Ocean Data Telemetry MicroSat Link experiment. The STPSat 2 spacecraft will be command and controlled from the Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation Support Center, a Space Operations Center organic to the Space Development and Test Wing, located at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico.

This satellite will also be first to use the Multi-Mission Satellite Operations Center Ground System Architecture, capable of operating multiple spacecraft simultaneously with decreased integration cost by utilising a common open-architecture core system.

STPsat 3 will be identical.

sat-index articles

Technical data


Prime contractor Ball Aerospace
Mass at launch 135 kg
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