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USA 188

Also called Mitex B


Designation 29241 / 06024B
Launch date 21 Jun 2006
Country of origin United States
Mission Military: technology
Geostationary orbit n/a
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

Might have been used to investigate the DSP 3-10 failure.

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