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MEMS Picosat
MEMS Picosat
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American communications technology satellite. DARPA/Aerospace Corp. MEMS (Micro Electro-mechanical Systems) were 0.

Status: Operational 2000. First Launch: 2000-01-27. Last Launch: 2000-01-27. Number: 2 . Gross mass: 0.25 kg (0.55 lb).

25 kg picosatellites, each carrying an intersatellite communications experiment and connected by a 30-m tether.



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MEMS Picosat (DARPA Picosat) Experimental satellite built by Aerospace Corp. for DARPA, USA. Launched 2000.

Family: Communications technology sat, Technology. Country: USA. Launch Vehicles: Minuteman, Minotaur, Minotaur 1. Launch Sites: Vandenberg, Vandenberg SLC8. Agency: DARPA, Aerospace. Bibliography: 2, 552, 554.

2000 January 27 - . 03:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC8. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: Minotaur 1.
  • Picosat 1 - . Mass: 0 kg (0 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: DARPA. Manufacturer: Aerospace. Class: Technology. Type: Navigation technology satellite. Spacecraft: MEMS. USAF Sat Cat: 26080 . COSPAR: 2000-004H. Apogee: 779 km (484 mi). Perigee: 733 km (455 mi). Inclination: 100.2000 deg. Period: 100.00 min.

    Deployed by the OPAL satellite on February 7 at 0334:16 GMT. Picosat 1 and 2 were each 0.25 kg DARPA/Aerospace Corp. MEMS (Micro Electro-mechanical Systems) picosatellites, each carrying intersatellite communications experiment and connected by a 30-m tether.

  • Picosat 2 - . Mass: 0 kg (0 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: DARPA. Manufacturer: Aerospace. Class: Technology. Type: Navigation technology satellite. Spacecraft: MEMS. USAF Sat Cat: 26080 . COSPAR: 2000-004H. Apogee: 779 km (484 mi). Perigee: 733 km (455 mi). Inclination: 100.2000 deg. Period: 100.00 min.

    Deployed by the OPAL satellite on February 7 at 0334:16 GMT. Picosat 1 and 2 were each 0.25 kg DARPA/Aerospace Corp. MEMS (Micro Electro-mechanical Systems) picosatellites, each carrying intersatellite communications experiment and connected by a 30-m tether.



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