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Spartan 201-3



Spartan 201, an American spacecraft, was released from STS 69. It carried x-ray, far UV, and visible light instruments to study corona and galactic clusters during its two-day mission. At the time of its retrieval, it was unexpectedly found to be spinning. It remains to be determined whether any usable data were collected during its free flight.

Alternate Names

  • 23668
  • Spartan 201-03
  • Spartan201-3

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1995-09-08
Launch Vehicle: Shuttle
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 1136 kg

Funding Agency

  • NASA-Office of Space Science Applications (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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