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Satellite details
Acronym STPSat-1
Full name Space Test Program Satellite - 1
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description

1st flight unit of the STPSat programme of DoD experimental satellites.Main mission: Space weather.

Mass at launch 164 kg Dry mass
Power 171 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data acquisition, processing and distribution from the Blossom Point Satellite Tracking and Command Station (BPSTCS), located in Dahlgren, VA.
Orbit Drifting orbit Altitude 550 km
Inclination 37.4 °


Space agency DoD
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 09 Mar 2007 EOL 07 Oct 2009
Last update: 2015-07-29
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on STPSat-1

Acronym Full name
SHIMMER Spatial Heterodyne Imager for Mesospheric Radicals
CITRIS Computerized Ionospheric Tomography Receiver In Space
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