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XSS 10


Designation 27664 / 03005B
Launch date 29 Jan 2003
Country of origin United States
Mission Technology
Perigee/Apogee 518/805 km
Inclination 39.7°
Period 98 min
Launch vehicle Delta 2 #295

For the US Air Force Research Lab.
Conducted autonomous navigation test and inspect (visually) the Delta 2 second stage.

XSS 10 travelled within 100 meters of the second-stage booster of the Delta II rocket, to take photographs and transmit the images back to earth.

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Technical data


Prime contractor  
Mass at launch 28 kg
Mass in orbit  
Solar array  
DC power battery only
Design lifetime 24 hours

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