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FalconSat 3



FalconSat 3 is an American military (DARPA) picosatellite that was launched by an Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral at 03:10 UT on 09 March 2007. The 54 kg craft, built by USAF Academy cadets will monitor the ambient plasma, and test a micropropulsion attitude control system.

Alternate Names

  • 30776
  • FalconSat3

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2007-03-09
Launch Vehicle: Atlas V
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Funding Agency

  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (United States)


  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

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

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