American technology satellite. One launch, 1997.04.21. The Minisat spacecraft were built for the Spanish space Agency by CASA.
The first series were Minisat-0 technology satellites, to be followed by Minisat-1 observation satellites and Minisat-2 communications satellites. The Minisat-01 carried the EURD extreme ultraviolet spectrograph to study interstellar gas, the LEGRI gamma ray burst detector, and the CPLM microacceleration in liquids experiment.
Gross mass: 209 kg (460 lb).
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First Launch: 1997.04.21.
Number: 1 .
Pegasus Privately-funded, air-launched winged light satellite launcher. More...
Associated Launch Vehicles
Pegasus American air-launched orbital launch vehicle. Privately-funded, air-launched winged light satellite launcher. More...
Pegasus XL American air-launched orbital launch vehicle. Uprated version of Pegasus air-launched winged light satellite launcher. 4 stage vehicle consisting of 1 x L-1011 + 1 x Pegasus XL stage 1 + 1 x Orion 50XL + 1 x Orion 38. More...
Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
INTA Spanish agency overseeing development of rockets and spacecraft. Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aeroespacial, Torrejon, Spain. More...
CASA Spanish manufacturer of spacecraft. Construcciones Aeronauticas SA, Madrid, Spain. More...
McDowell, Jonathan, Jonathan's Space Home Page (launch records), Harvard University, 1997-present. Web Address when accessed: here.
McDowell, Jonathan, Jonathan's Space Report (Internet Newsletter), Harvard University, Weekly, 1989 to Present. Web Address when accessed: here.
Associated Launch Sites
Gran Canaria DZ Air-launched rocket drop zone known to have been used for 1 launch in 1997, reaching up to 580 kilometers altitude. More...
1997 April 21 -
11:59 GMT - .
: Gran Canaria DZ
. Launch Pad
: 27.0 N x 15.3 W. Launch Platform
: L-1011. LV Family
. Launch Vehicle
: Pegasus XL
. LV Configuration
: Pegasus XL F15.
- Minisat-01 - .
Mass: 209 kg (460 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: INTA. Manufacturer: CASA. Class: Technology. Type: Navigation technology satellite. Spacecraft: Minisat. Decay Date: 2002-02-26 . USAF Sat Cat: 24779 . COSPAR: 1997-018A. Apogee: 580 km (360 mi). Perigee: 561 km (348 mi). Inclination: 151.0000 deg. Period: 96.00 min. Summary: Minisat-01 carried the EURD extreme ultraviolet spectrograph to study interstellar gas, the LEGRI gamma ray burst detector, and the CPLM microacceleration in liquids experiment..
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