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Skipper
Skipper
Skipper
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Russian technology satellite. Aerobraking investigation; satellite provided by Russia, instruments by Utah State University; solar array shorted immediately following deployment and ended mission. Built by USU/SDL (instrument module), MAI, NPO Lavochkin (bus) for BMDO (ex SDIO), USA. Launched 1995.

Status: Operational 1995. First Launch: 1995-12-28. Last Launch: 1995-12-28. Number: 1 . Gross mass: 250 kg (550 lb).


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Family: Sun synchronous orbit, Technology, Technology satellite. Country: Russia. Launch Vehicles: R-7, Molniya 8K78M. Launch Sites: Baikonur, Baikonur LC31. Agency: BMDO. Bibliography: 2, 4, 6.

1995 December 28 - . 06:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC31. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Molniya 8K78M.
  • Skipper - . Mass: 250 kg (550 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: BMDO. Class: Technology. Type: Navigation technology satellite. Spacecraft: Skipper. USAF Sat Cat: 23752 . COSPAR: 1995-072B. Apogee: 813 km (505 mi). Perigee: 804 km (499 mi). Inclination: 98.6000 deg. Period: 101.10 min. Aerobraking investigation; satellite provided by Russia, instruments by Utah State University; solar array shorted immediately following deployment and ended mission..


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