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SFU
SFU Space Flyer Unit
SFU Space Flyer Unit
Credit: NASDA
Japanese materials science satellite. Carried materials, astronomy, biological experiments; released and later retrieved by space shuttle. Microgravity, Astronomy (Infra red), Shuttle retrievable carrier satellite built by Mitsubishi Electric (MELCO) for NASDA, Japan. Launched 1995.

AKA: Space Flyer Unit. Status: Operational 1995. First Launch: 1995-03-18. Last Launch: 1995-03-18. Number: 1 . Gross mass: 4,000 kg (8,800 lb).


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Family: Materials, Materials science satellite. Country: Japan. Launch Vehicles: H-II. Launch Sites: Tanegashima, Tanegashima Y. Agency: NASDA. Bibliography: 2, 6, 11772, 13086.
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SFUSFU
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1995 March 18 - . 08:01 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima Y. LV Family: H-2. Launch Vehicle: H-II.
  • SFU - . Mass: 4,000 kg (8,800 lb). Nation: Japan. Agency: NASDA. Class: Materials. Type: Materials science satellite. Spacecraft: SFU. Decay Date: 1996-01-20 . USAF Sat Cat: 23521 . COSPAR: 1995-011A. Apogee: 483 km (300 mi). Perigee: 471 km (292 mi). Inclination: 28.5000 deg. Period: 94.10 min. Space Flyer Unit; carried materials, astronomy, biological experiments; retrieved by STS-72 1/20/96..


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