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Spartan 201-05



Spartan 201-05 is an American solar observatory that was released and recaptured by the shuttle (STS 95). It made 43 hours of solar corona monitoring with its white light (WLC) and ultraviolet (UVCS) cameras.

The images may be seen via the URL:

The data will assist in the recalibration of the SOHO spacecraft instruments.

Spartan 201-05 was retrieved by STS 95 at 08:48 UT on 03 November 1998.

Alternate Names

  • 25521
  • Spartan201-05

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1998-11-01
Launch Vehicle: Shuttle
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Funding Agency

  • NASA-Office of Space Science (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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