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FalconSat
FalconSat 5
FalconSat 5
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American technology satellite. The JAWSAT/FalconSat payloads were developed as a joint effort between the Air Force Academy and Weber State University.

Status: Operational 2000. First Launch: 2000-01-27. Last Launch: 2010-11-20. Number: 4 .



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FalconSat 1 Experimental satellite for U.S. Air Force Academy, USA. Launched 2000.

FalconSat 2 Experimental satellite for U.S. Air Force Academy, USA. Launched 2006.

FalconSat 3 Experimental satellite built by U.S. Air Force Academy, SpaceQuest (bus) for U.S. Air Force Academy, USA. Launched 2007.

FalconSat 5 Experimental satellite built by U.S. Air Force Academy, SpaceQuest (bus) for U.S. Air Force Academy, USA. Launched 2010.

FalconSat 6 Experimental satellite for U.S. Air Force Academy, USA.

Family: MX, Technology, Technology satellite. Country: USA. Launch Vehicles: Minuteman, Minotaur 1, Atlas V, Atlas V 401, Falcon 1, Minotaur IV. Launch Sites: Cape Canaveral, Vandenberg, Kwajalein, Cape Canaveral LC41, Vandenberg SLC8, Kwajalein OM. Agency: Weber, USAFA. Bibliography: 426, 6493, 12378.
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2000 January 27 - . 03:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC8. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: Minotaur 1.
  • Falconsat - . Mass: 52 kg (114 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: USAF AFMC. Manufacturer: USAF Colorado Springs. Class: Technology. Type: Navigation technology satellite. Spacecraft: Falconsat. USAF Sat Cat: 26064 . COSPAR: 2000-004D. Apogee: 810 km (503 mi). Perigee: 754 km (468 mi). Inclination: 100.2003 deg. Period: 100.41 min. USAF Academy satellite, carried the CHAWS-LD (Charging Hazards and Wake Studies-Long Duration) experiment to measure spacecraft charging effects in LEO..

2006 March 24 - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. Launch Complex: Kwajalein OM. LV Family: Falcon. Launch Vehicle: Falcon 1. FAILURE: Fuel leak at T+25 seconds caused a fire in the first stage engine area. Failed Stage: 1.
  • Falconsat-2 - . Mass: 20 kg (44 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: USAF Colorado Springs. Manufacturer: USAFA. Class: Technology. Type: Navigation technology satellite. Spacecraft: Falconsat. The satellite fell through the roof of SpaceX's machine shop on the atoll..

2007 March 9 - . 03:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC41. Launch Pad: SLC41. LV Family: Atlas V. Launch Vehicle: Atlas V 401.
  • Falconsat-3 - . Mass: 50 kg (110 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: Martin. Manufacturer: USAF Colorado Springs. Class: Technology. Type: Navigation technology satellite. Spacecraft: Falconsat. USAF Sat Cat: 30776 . COSPAR: 2007-006E. Apogee: 559 km (347 mi). Perigee: 558 km (346 mi). Inclination: 35.4000 deg. Period: 95.80 min. USAF Academy student satellite with ionospheric experiments and plasma atttiude control thrusters..

2010 November 20 - . 01:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Kodiak. LV Family: Peacekeeper. Launch Vehicle: Minotaur IV.
  • USA 221 - . Payload: Falconsat-5. Mass: 161 kg (354 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft: Falconsat. USAF Sat Cat: 37226 . COSPAR: 2010-062E. US Air Force Academy satellite with experiments to study plasma and the ionosphere..


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