CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - FREESTAR -
Full Name FREESTAR (Fast Reaction Experiments Enabling Science, Technology, Applications & Research) Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies NASA Launch Date 16 Jan 2003
Mission Links EOL Date 01 Feb 2003
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Orbit Type Inclined, non-sun-synchronous Orbit Period
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination 39 deg
Orbit Altitude 275 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications The FREESTAR (Fast Reaction Experiments Enabling Science, Technology, Applications & Research) project was a complex payload flown as a Hitchhiker payload within SSPP (Shuttle Small Payloads Project) of NASA/GSFC (Goddard Space Flight Center). [The main payload on STS-107 was SPACEHAB-RDM (Research Double Module) involving 32 payloads with 59 separate investigations]. FREESTAR consisted of separate experiments and the Hitchhiker (HH) Carrier (HHC) avionics mounted on a cross-bay HH Multipurpose Equipment Support Structure (MPESS). The carrier avionics provided the interface to the electrical systems, the payload power control, and command and telemetry capabilities.
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