Full Name Tactical Satellite-3 Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies DoD (USA) Launch Date 19 May 2009
Mission Links EOL Date 30 Apr 2012
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Orbit Type Orbit Period 93.6 minutes
Orbit Sense Orbit Inclination 40 deg
Orbit Altitude 425 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications The overall objectives are to demonstrate a responsive system, namely the operation of three payloads in space: the ARTEMIS hyperspectral imager (HSI), the Ocean Data Telemetry Microsatellite Link (ODTML), the SPA (Spacecraft Plug-n-play Avionics) package - and to provide the observation data in a timely manner.
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