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FalconSat 5 (USA 221)



FalconSat 5, also known as USA 221, was launched from Kodiak at 01:25 UT on 20 November 2010 by a Minotaur 4 rocket. It will be the fifth in a series of technology demonstration satellites built and operated by the US Air Force Academy.

Alternate Names

  • 37226
  • FalconSat5(USA 221)

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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