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Mightysat 1



Mightysat 1 was an American minisatellite that was ejected from STS 88 on 12 December 1998. It carried equipment for five advanced technology demonstrations/tests: a new/improved Advanced Composition (spacecraft) Structure, a new solar cell with Gallium Indium Phosphide layer on a Gallium Arsenide layer, a "MAPLE" experiment to test advanced microelectronic packaging, a "SMARD" payload to enable/test low-shock ejection devices, and a "MPID" package to provide indications of natural and man-made space debris. For further details see:

Alternate Names

  • 25551
  • Mightysat1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1998-12-15
Launch Vehicle: Shuttle
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 320 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (United States)


  • Engineering

Additional Information

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

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