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USA 187

Also called Mitex A


Designation 29240 / 06024A
Launch date 21 Jun 2006
Country of origin United States
Mission Military: technology
Geostationary orbit unofficial: 65°E
Launch vehicle Delta 2 #316

Joint DARPA and US Navy program. MiTEx (Micro-Satellite Technology Experiment) is to test advanced technologies embedded in two mini satellites and a new upper stage kick motor. The two MiTEx satellites, one built by Orbital Sciences, the other one by Lockheed Martin, have a life time of one year.

approx 250 kg, this is the OSC satellite.

Might by inspection satellites (could move to a satellite neighborhood and send pictures of it)

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