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Glory
Part of LEOStar Family
NASA low-earth orbit climate monitoring satellite designed to monitor aerosols in the atmosphere and solar irradiance. Failed to reach orbit. Earth Science satellite built by Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC) for NASA, USA. Launched 2011. Used the LEOStar bus.

Status: Operational 2011. First Launch: 2011-03-04. Last Launch: 2011-03-04. Number: 1 . Gross mass: 545 kg (1,201 lb).

Two instruments were carried, the Total Irradiance Monitor and the Aerosol Polarimetry Sensor. The Orbital Sciences Corporation spacecraft had two deployable solar array wings, was 3-axis stabilized, and had X-band/S-band RF communications capabilities. The structure was an octagonal aluminum space frame. The blowdown hydrazine propulsion module contained enough fuel for much more than the 36 month baseline mission. The attitude control subsystem supported instrument pointing requirements in the 10's of arc-seconds


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Country: USA. Bibliography: 6533, 12503.

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