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Sapphire
Sapphire
Sapphire
American technology satellite. SAPPHIRE (a US DoD-funded microsatellite) was built by Stanford University students and carried experimental infrared horizon sensors, a voice synthesizer and a digital camera. Research satellite for Stanford University, USA. Launched 2001.

Status: Operational 2001. First Launch: 2001-09-30. Last Launch: 2001-09-30. Number: 1 . Gross mass: 16 kg (35 lb). Height: 0.50 m (1.64 ft).

The satellite was about 0.5m in size and had a mass of 16 kg.


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Family: Technology, Technology satellite. Country: USA. Spacecraft: Athena Mars Flyby. Launch Vehicles: Athena-1. Launch Sites: Kodiak. Agency: Stanford. Bibliography: 2, 296.
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2001 September 30 - . 02:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Kodiak. LV Family: Athena. Launch Vehicle: Athena-1.
  • Sapphire - . Mass: 67 kg (147 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: Lockheed. Manufacturer: Stanford. Class: Technology. Type: Navigation technology satellite. Spacecraft: Sapphire. USAF Sat Cat: 26932 . COSPAR: 2001-043D. Apogee: 796 km (494 mi). Perigee: 790 km (490 mi). Inclination: 67.1000 deg. Period: 100.70 min. SAPPHIRE (a US DoD-funded microsatellite) was built by Stanford University students and carried experimental infrared horizon sensors, a voice synthesizer and a digital camera. The satellite was about 0.5m in size and had a mass of 16 kg..


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