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Spartan-Halley
Part of Shuttle Attached Payloads Family
The main objective of this version of the Spartan spacecraft was to obtain UV spectra of the coma and tail of Comet Halley in January 1986 shortly before its perihelion. This spacecraft was lost when Space Shuttle Challenger exploded on launch.

Status: Operational 1986. Apogee: 15 km (9 mi).





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