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Falconsat - Satellite Information

Designation
Spacetrack catalog number 26064
COSPAR ID 2000-004-D
Name in Spacetrack catalog FALCONSAT

Satellite Details

Orbit 743 x 798 km, 100.2°
Category unknown
Country/organisation of origin United States
Intrinsic brightness (Magnitude) 9.7 (at 1000km distance, 50% illuminated)
Maximum brightness (Magnitude)8.4 (at perigee, 100% illuminated)

Launch

Date (UTC) 27 January 2000 03:03
Launch siteVandenberg AFB,
United States
Launch vehicle Minotaur 1

Description

Purpose is to study how charged particles can build up and destroy satellite onboard computer systems.
View from orbit pole
 

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