Satellite STPSat-2 (USA 217) of USAF Space Test Program

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names STPSat-2 (USA 217)
Country of Operator/Owner USA
Operator/Owner USAF Space Test Program
Users Military
Purpose Technology Development
Class of Orbit LEO
Type of Orbit Sun-Synchronous
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 650
Apogee (km) 650
Eccentricity 0
Inclination (degrees) 72
Period (minutes) 97.73
Launch Mass (kg.) 180
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 20-11-2010
Expected Lifetime 1 yr.
Contractor Ball Aerospace
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Kodiak Launch Complex
Launch Vehicle Minotaur 4
COSPAR Number 2010-062A
NORAD Number 37222
Comments Two top-priority investigations from the miltary´s Space Experiment Review Board.


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