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|SFU Space Flyer Unit - |
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Other Designations: Space Flyer Unit. Class: Materials. Nation: Japan.
Carried materials, astronomy, biological experiments; released and later retrieved by space shuttle.
Total Mass: 4,000 kg.
18 March 1995
SFU Launch Site: Tanegashima . Launch Vehicle: H-2. Mass: 4,000 kg. Perigee: 471 km. Apogee: 483 km. Inclination: 28.5 deg.
Space Flyer Unit; carried materials, astronomy, biological experiments; retrieved by STS-72 1/20/96.
- 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
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