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JAWSAT & FalconSat 1

Minotaur I

Orbital Sciences Corporation

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JAWSAT & FalconSat 1

Type: Test Flight

The JAWSAT (Joint Air Force Academy / Weber State University Satellite) project was developed by students working alongside aerospace professionals. Initially designed with a pulsed-plasma thruster to train Air Force Academy cadets (see JAWSAT), the mission has since evolved to include the efforts of several universities, local aerospace companies, the Air Force Academy, the Air Force Research Laboratory, and NASA. Utilizing breakthrough technologies, JAWSAT deployed four satellites when it reached orbit. The onboard imaging system recorded the deployment of each payload with its six digital cameras. The first free-flying Academy satellite, FalconSat-1 carried the CHAWS (Charging Hazards and Wake Studies) experiment developed by the Physics Department at the Academy.


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Space Launch Complex 8

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

728 rockets have launched from Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA.

Space Launch Complex 8, Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA


Orbital Sciences Corporation – OSC

  • Type: Commercial
  • Abbreviation: OSC
  • Country: USA
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