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Multiple Application Survivable Tether experiment



MAST (Multiple Application Survivable Tether experiment) is a triplet of 1.0 kg American Cubesats, one below the other. It was launched by a Dnepr rocket from Baikonur at 07:02 UT on 17 April 2007. Built by Stanford University students, it is intended to study damage to the multiple-wire tether due to meteoric impacts and UV-engendered degradation. Once in orbit, two of the three were to separate as free flyers.

Alternate Names

  • 31126
  • MultipleApplicationSurvivableTetherexperiment

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2007-04-17
Launch Vehicle: Dnepr
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (United States)


  • Technology Applications

Additional Information

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

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