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Class: Military. Type: SDI. Nation: USA. Agency: U.S. Air Force.
BMDO technology demonstration; Miniature Seeker Technology Demonstration.
Total Mass: 170 kg.
21 November 1992
MSTI Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Scout G. Mass: 180 kg. Perigee: 289 km. Apogee: 366 km. Inclination: 96.7 deg.
BMDO technology demonstration; Miniature Seeker Technology Demonstration. Spacecraft engaged in research and exploration of the upper atmosphere or outer space (US Cat B).
09 May 1994
MSTI-2 Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Scout G. Mass: 163 kg. Perigee: 415 km. Apogee: 433 km. Inclination: 93.1 deg.
Last Scout launch; BMDO technology tests. Space craft engaged in investigation of spaceflight techniques and technology (US Cat A).
17 May 1996
MSTI-3 Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Pegasus. Perigee: 420 km. Apogee: 432 km. Inclination: 97.1 deg.
LEO. Sensor technology tests
- 2 - McDowell, Jonathan, The United Nations Registry of Space Objects, Harvard University, 1997. HTML when accessed: http://hea-www.harvard.edu/QEDT/jcm/space/un/un.html
- 6 - JPL Mission and Spacecraft Library, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 1997. HTML when accessed: http://msl.jpl.nasa.gov/home.html
- 279 - McDowell, Jonathan, Launch Log, October 1998. HTML when accessed: http://hea-www.harvard.edu/~jcm/space/log/launch.html
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