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Falconsat 5

Also called USA 221


Designation 37226 / 10062E
Launch date 20 Nov 2010
Country of origin United States
Mission Technology
Perigee/Apogee 650 km
Launch vehicle Minotaur 4 #10

Carries a small Hall Effect thruster for attitude control and an electrostatic analyser/spectrometer suite to observe the effect of thruster plumes on the surrounding space environment.
Will also monitor ionospheric effects on radio communications.

161 kg at launch

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