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Trailblazer 2


Designation 27609 / 02058E
Launch date 20 Dec 2002
Country of origin United States
Mission Technology
Perigee/Apogee 650 km
Inclination 64.6°
Period 98 min
Launch vehicle Dnepr #3

Mockup of a commercial lunar orbiter (aimed at sending personal items and ashes to the moon starting in Oct 2003). It is lead by TransOrbital Inc.

The mission was designed to test rocket separation, downlink telemetry, spacecraft orientation and mass properties in preparation for the formal lunar launch.

External resources

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Technical data


Prime contractor  
Mass at launch 420 kg
Mass in orbit  
Dimension 2 m long?
Solar array  
DC power  
Design lifetime  

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