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OPAL

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2000-004C

Description

OPAL (Orbiting Picosatellite Automated Launcher) is an American microsatellite for engineering tests of components, and was released from JAWSAT. In turn, it was also to deploy six student-engineered picosatellites as a feasibility test; see

http://ssdl.stanford.edu/opal/home.html

for a sketch of the mission.

Alternate Names

  • Orbiting Picosatellite Automated Launcher
  • OSCAR 38
  • 26063

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2000-01-27
Launch Vehicle: Minuteman-2
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (United States)

Disciplines

  • Communications
  • Engineering

Additional Information

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

 
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