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Satellite details
Acronym STPSat-3
Full name Space Test Program Satellite - 3
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 3rd mission of the STPSat programme of DoD experimental satellites.
  • Main mission: space weather.
  • Data acquired at the Blossom Point Satellite Tracking and Command Station (BPSTCS), located in Dahlgren, VA.
Mass at launch 180 kg Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
Orbit Drifting orbit Altitude 500 km
Inclination 40.5 °


Space agency DoD
Status Unclear
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 20 Nov 2013 EOL 2022
Last update: 2022-01-03
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Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on STPSat-3

Acronym Full name
TIM Total Irradiance Monitoring
iMESA-R Integrated Miniaturized Electrostatic Analyzer - Reflight.
SWATS Small Wind and Temperature Spectrometer
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