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IAE

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1996-032C

Description

IAE (Inflatable Antenna Experiment) was a NASA inflatable mylar antenna that was released from STS 77. It expanded to a diameter of 16 meters and retained its shape with the help of 3 inflated 30-meter struts. It re-entered the atmosphere after several orbits.

Alternate Names

  • 23872
  • Inflatable Antenna Experiment
  • 1996-032C

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1996-05-20
Launch Vehicle: Shuttle
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Funding Agency

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration United States

Discipline

  • Technology Applications

Additional Information

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

 

Personnel

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