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Class: Technology. Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Manufacturer: SEDS.

The SEDSAT micro-satellite was built by the Huntsville, Alabama chapter of SEDS (the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space). SEDSAT had two amateur radio transponders and an earth imaging camera.


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SEDSAT Chronology


24 October 1998 SEDSAT 1 Program: STS. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Delta 7925. Perigee: 546 km. Apogee: 1,078 km. Inclination: 31.4 deg.

Following separation of the third stage and the primary Deep Space 1 payload, the Delta second stage manoeuvred from its 185 km parking orbit to a 174 km x 2744 km x 28.5 degree orbit. It then released the SEDSAT micro-satellite, built by the Huntsville, Alabama chapter of SEDS (the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space). SEDSAT has two amateur radio transponders and an earth imaging camera.



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