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MEPSI
MEPSI
MEPSI
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American tether technology satellite. MEPSI (Micro-Electromechanical-based Picosat Satellite Inspection Experiment) consisted of two 1 kg boxes attached to each other by a 15-m tether. Experimental satellite built by Aerospace Corp. for DARPA, USA. Launched 2002 - 2006.

Status: Operational 2002. First Launch: 2002-11-24. Last Launch: 2002-11-24. Number: 1 . Gross mass: 2.00 kg (4.40 lb).


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Family: Technology, Tether technology satellite. Country: USA. Launch Vehicles: Space Shuttle. Launch Sites: Cape Canaveral, Cape Canaveral LC39A. Agency: NASA. Bibliography: 2, 552, 554.

2002 November 24 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle.
  • MEPSI - . Mass: 2.00 kg (4.40 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Class: Technology. Type: Navigation technology satellite. Spacecraft: MEPSI. Decay Date: 2003-01-31 . USAF Sat Cat: 27562 . COSPAR: 2002-052B. Apogee: 349 km (216 mi). Perigee: 332 km (206 mi). Inclination: 51.7000 deg. Period: 91.30 min.

    MEPSI (Micro-Electromechanical-based Picosat Satellite Inspection Experiment) consisted of two 1 kg boxes attached to each other by a 15-m tether. The boxes included an imaging camera and a MEM transceiver. They were ejected from the PLA (Picosat Launch Assembly) of shuttle Endeavour, a 6 kg box attached to an Adaptive Payload Carrier (APC) on the payload bay side wall.



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