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Class: Technology. Nation: Germany/USA.

DARPA/Aerospace Corp. MEMS (Micro Electro-mechanical Systems) were 0.25 kg picosatellites, each carrying an intersatellite communications experiment and connected by a 30-m tether.


Specification

Total Mass: 0 kg.


MEMS Chronology


27 January 2000 Picosat 1 Launch Vehicle: Minotaur. Mass: 0 kg. Perigee: 746 km. Apogee: 796 km. Inclination: 100.2 deg.

Deployed by the OPAL satellite on February 7 at 0334:16 GMT. Picosat 1 and 2 were each 0.25 kg DARPA/Aerospace Corp. MEMS (Micro Electro-mechanical Systems) picosatellites, each carrying intersatellite communications experiment and connected by a 30-m tether.



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