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REX 2

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1996-014A

Description

REX 2 (Radiation EXperiment 2) was an American military minispacecraft launched from Vandenberg AFB by a Pegasus XL rocket. The rocket was carried aloft in the belly of a L-1011 aircraft to 12 km altitude before release and ignition. It is an Air Force Rome Laboratory ionospheric research satellite which will test the effects of the atmosphere on radio transmissions, and will employ GPS for on-board navigation and attitude control.

Alternate Names

  • 23814
  • REX2

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1996-03-09
Launch Vehicle: Pegasus XL
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States
Mass: 110 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (United States)

Discipline

  • 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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