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European tether technology satellite. Young Engineers Satellite sponsored by the European Space Tech. ESA / ESTEC satellite built by Delta-Utec for ESA / ESTEC, Europe. Launched 1997.

AKA: Young Engineers Satellite. Status: Operational 1997. First Launch: 1997-10-30. Last Launch: 2007-09-14. Number: 2 .

Centre, Noordwijk, with several technology experiments. YES-2/Fotino conducted the space tether for re-entry experiment.


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YES2 Technology, reentry, tether satellite for ESA / ESTEC, Europe. Launched 2007.

Family: High earth orbit, Technology, Tether technology satellite. Country: Europe. Launch Vehicles: R-7, Soyuz-U, Soyuz-U-PVB, Ariane 5, Ariane 5G. Launch Sites: Baikonur, Baikonur LC1, Kourou, Kourou ELA3. Agency: ESA, ESTEC. Bibliography: 2, 4, 12010.
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1997 October 30 - . 13:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ELA3. LV Family: Ariane 5. Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5G.
  • YES - . Payload: Young Engineers Satellite. Nation: Europe. Agency: ESA. Manufacturer: ESTEC. Class: Technology. Type: Navigation technology satellite. Spacecraft: YES. USAF Sat Cat: 25025 . COSPAR: 1997-066C. Apogee: 26,604 km (16,530 mi). Perigee: 558 km (346 mi). Inclination: 7.6000 deg. Period: 467.70 min. Young Engineers Satellite with several technology experiments. Ejected from MAQSAT-H/TEAMSAT..

2007 September 14 - . 11:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U-PVB.
  • YES-2 - . Payload: Young Engineers Satellite. Mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb). Nation: Europe. Agency: ESA. Manufacturer: ESTEC. Class: Technology. Type: Navigation technology satellite. Spacecraft: YES. COSPAR: 2007-040x.

    YES-2/Fotino space tether for re-entry experiment. The YES-2 tether was deployed from the Nauka module at the front end of Foton at 04:47 on 25 September, and releaed at 07:20 after reaching only 8.5 km of the planned 30 km tether length. The 5 kg Fotino reentry capsule separated from the MASS data support system at the end of the tether at around 07:30. The idea was to toss the Fotino against the direction of orbital motion to push it into a lower orbit and re-entry without the need for a retrorocket. Unfortunately the final outcome of the experiment remained unknown.



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