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MILSTAR 4

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2001-009A

Description

USA 157 is an American geosynchronous military communications spacecraft that was launched by a Titan 4/Centaur combination from Cape Canaveral at 21:20 UT. The 4.5 ton spacecraft is the first in the MILSTAR 2 series which is capable of higher data rates and is more secure against disabling efforts.

Alternate Names

  • USA 157
  • 26715

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2001-02-27
Launch Vehicle: Titan IV-Centaur
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Funding Agency

  • Department of Defense (United States)

Disciplines

  • Communications
  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

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

 
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