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STPSAT 2 (USA 217)



STPSAT 2, also known as USA 217, was launched from Kodiak at 01:25 UT on 20 November 2010 by a Minotaur 4 rocket. STPSAT 2, a 190 kg technology demonstration for the USAF Space Test Program, is the mission's primary payload. It carries two top-priority investigations from the military's Space Experiment Review Board (SERB) rankings of the most urgent technologies ready for flight demonstrations.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2010-11-20
    Launch Vehicle: Minotaur 4
    Launch Site: Kodiak Launch Complex, United States

    Funding Agency

    • United States Air Force Academy (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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