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The US Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA, formerly DARPA) SATellite (DARPASAT) is designed to demonstrate a low-cost, quick-reaction, high performance satellite and launch vehicle design and contruction. It was launched by the US Air Force from Vandenberg AFB aboard a Taurus rocket.

Alternate Names

  • USA 102
  • 23031

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1994-03-13
Launch Vehicle: Taurus
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States
Mass: 203 kg

Funding Agency

  • Department of Defense-Department of the Air Force (United States)


  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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