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Spartan 1



Spartan 1 (also known as Spartan 201), a US spacecraft, was released from STS 64 on September 13 and was captured back after a few days. It carried optical instruments to measure the speed and acceleration of the solar wind in the corona.

Alternate Names

  • 23253
  • Spartan 201-02
  • Spartan1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1994-09-13
Launch Vehicle: Shuttle
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 1288 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (United States)


  • Solar Physics

Additional Information

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

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