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OPAL (Orbiting Picosatellite Automated Launcher) is an American microsatellite for engineering tests of components, and was released from JAWSAT. In turn, it was also to deploy six student-engineered picosatellites as a feasibility test; see

for a sketch of the mission.

Alternate Names

  • 26063
  • OSCAR 38
  • Orbiting Picosatellite Automated Launcher

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2000-01-27
Launch Vehicle: Minuteman-2
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (United States)


  • Communications
  • Engineering

Additional Information

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

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