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The mission of the Globalstar Experiment And Risk Reduction Satellite Flight Experiment (GEARRSAT) investigation is to show that the Globalstar satellite network is a feasible option for the command and control of a small satellite system. Existing satellites constellations such as Globalstar provide additional and reliable means to operate microsatellite systems for science and commercial objectives.

Alternate Names

  • 40657
  • Gearrsat

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2015-05-20
Launch Vehicle: Atlas V
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Funding Agency

  • US Air Force Research Laboratory (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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