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BCP-2000


Satellite bus, first launch 2010.09.30.

First Launch: 2010.09.30.
Last Launch: 2011.10.28.
Number: 2 .

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BCP-2000 Chronology


2010 September 30 - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. LV Family: Minotaur. Launch Vehicle: Minotaur 4. LV Configuration: Minotaur IV.
  • USA 216 - . Payload: SBSS. Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Manufacturer: Ball. Class: Surveillance. Type: Orbital object surveillance satellite. Spacecraft: BCP-2000. USAF Sat Cat: 37168 . COSPAR: 2010-048A. Apogee: 633 km (393 mi). Perigee: 632 km (392 mi). Inclination: 98.0000 deg. Period: 97.40 min. Summary: First Space-Based Surveillance Satellite; designed to track satellites and orbital junk from a space-based vantage point..

2011 October 28 - .
  • NPP - . Mass: 1,976 kg (4,356 lb). Nation: USA. Spacecraft: BCP-2000. USAF Sat Cat: 37849 . COSPAR: 2011-061A. Apogee: 823 km (511 mi). Perigee: 818 km (508 mi). Inclination: 98.7000 deg. Period: 101.30 min.

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