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Eagle
STEP 1
STEP 1
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American military strategic defense satellite. Technology satellite built by Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC) => Orbital ATK for AFRL, USA. Used Eagle-Bus ESPA (ESPAStar).

AKA: STEP. Status: Operational 1994. First Launch: 1994-05-19. Last Launch: 1997-10-22. Number: 3 . Gross mass: 180 kg (390 lb). Height: 4.57 m (14.99 ft). Diameter: 0.37 m (1.21 ft). Span: 1.28 m (4.19 ft).


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Family: Medium earth orbit, Military, Military strategic defense sat. Country: USA. Spacecraft: STEP. Launch Vehicles: Pegasus, Pegasus/HAPS, Pegasus XL. Launch Sites: Point Arguello WADZ, Wallops Island DZ. Agency: USAF. Bibliography: 2, 4, 5, 6, 12290, 12291, 12292.
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STEP 2 (SIDEX)STEP 2 (SIDEX)
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STEP-4STEP-4
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1994 May 19 - . 17:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Point Arguello. Launch Complex: Point Arguello WADZ. Launch Pad: Aircraft from Edwards.. Launch Platform: NB-52 008. LV Family: Pegasus. Launch Vehicle: Pegasus/HAPS.
  • STEP 2 (SIDEX) - . Payload: STEP M2 / P 91-A. Mass: 180 kg (390 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: USAF STP. Program: STEP. Class: Military. Type: Strategic defense satellite. Spacecraft: Eagle. USAF Sat Cat: 23105 . COSPAR: 1994-029A. Apogee: 813 km (505 mi). Perigee: 597 km (370 mi). Inclination: 82.0000 deg. Period: 98.90 min. Did not achieve planned orbit, though still useful. Space craft engaged in investigation of spaceflight techniques and technology (US Cat A). Air dropped in Point Arguello WADZ..

1994 June 27 - . 21:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Point Arguello. Launch Complex: Point Arguello WADZ. Launch Pad: Aircraft from Vandenberg.. Launch Platform: L-1011. LV Family: Pegasus. Launch Vehicle: Pegasus XL. FAILURE: Destroyed on launch . Failed Stage: 1.
  • STEP 1 - . Payload: STEP M1 / P90-1. Mass: 180 kg (390 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: OSC. Program: STEP. Class: Military. Type: Strategic defense satellite. Spacecraft: Eagle. Apogee: 38 km (23 mi). Destroyed on launch Air dropped in Point Arguello WADZ..

1997 October 22 - . 13:13 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island DZ. Launch Pad: RW04/22. Launch Platform: L-1011. LV Family: Pegasus. Launch Vehicle: Pegasus XL.
  • STEP-4 - . Payload: STEP M4. Mass: 180 kg (390 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: USAF STP. Program: STEP. Class: Military. Type: Strategic defense satellite. Spacecraft: Eagle. Decay Date: 2001-03-31 . USAF Sat Cat: 25013 . COSPAR: 1997-063A. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi). Perigee: 432 km (268 mi). Inclination: 45.0000 deg. Period: 93.80 min. Air dropped in Wallops Island DZ..


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