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OAST Flyer

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1996-001B

Description

OAST Flyer (NASA's Office of Aeronautical and Space Technology Flyer) is an American minispacecraft that was released from the shuttle STS 72. It carried 4 experimental packages: to measure spacecraft contamination levels at low-earth orbits, to test GPS equipment, to test amateur radio gear, and finally to determine the effects of solar radiation on the explosives aboard satellite systems.

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1996-01-11
Launch Vehicle: Shuttle
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Funding Agency

  • NASA-Office of Aeronautics and Space Technology (United States)

Disciplines

  • Navigation/Global Positioning
  • Communications
  • Solar Physics

Additional Information

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

 
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