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Wake Shield Facility


Designation 23669 / 95048C
Launch date 11 Sep 1995 at 11:25 UT
Country of origin United States
Mission Scientific: Microgravity
Perigee/Apogee 370 km
Inclination 28.4°
Period 91.9 min
Launch vehicle STS 69
Mass at launch 1979 kg

The WSF Free Flyer generates an ultra-hard vacuum in its wake for production of semiconductors and other experiments. WSF is built and operated by the Space Vacuum Epitaxy Center in Houston.

Was troubled by control problems and overheating.

End of life

Out of service 14 Sep 1995
Reentry 18 Sep 1995 with STS 69

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