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Other Designations: Passive Aerodynamically Stabilized Magnetically Damped Satellite. Class: Technology. Nation: USA. Agency: NASA-GSFC.
Passive attitude control technology test. Deployed from shuttle STS-77 on 5/22/96; Re-entered Oct 26.
19 May 1996
PAMS STU Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Shuttle. Perigee: 132 km. Apogee: 138 km. Inclination: 39.0 deg.
LEO. Passive Aerodynamically Stabilized Magnetically Damped Satellite; deployed from STS 77 5/22/96; attitude control technology test. Reentered Oct 26.
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