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JAWSat (Joint air force Academy- Weber state university Satellite) was an American military minisatellite launched from Vandenberg AFB by the first of 450 decommissioned/re-engineered Minuteman-2 rockets. After its own launch, JAWSat deployed four microsatellites: FALCONSAT, OCS, OPAL, and ASUSat. It also supported two experiments attached to its Multi-Payload Adaptor Frame (MPA): the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center's Plasma Experiment Satellite Test (PEST), and the Weber State University's Attitude Controlled Platform (ACP).

Alternate Names

  • 26061
  • Joint Air Force Academy-Weber State University Satellite
  • OSCAR 39

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2000-01-27
Launch Vehicle: Minuteman-2
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States
Mass: 191.4 kg
Nominal Power: 80 W

Funding Agency

  • Department of Defense-Department of the Air Force (United States)


  • Communications
  • Earth Science

Additional Information

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

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