Satellite O/OREOS (Organism/Organic Exposure to Orbital Stresses, USA 219) of NASA-Ames Research Center/Stanford University

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names O/OREOS (Organism/Organic Exposure to Orbital Stresses, USA 219)
Country of Operator/Owner USA
Operator/Owner NASA-Ames Research Center/Stanford University
Users Civil/Government
Purpose Scientific Research
Class of Orbit LEO
Type of Orbit Sun-Synchronous
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 624
Apogee (km) 654
Eccentricity 0.00214010557854187
Inclination (degrees) 71.97
Period (minutes) 97.48
Launch Mass (kg.) 5.5
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 20-11-2010
Expected Lifetime .5 yrs.
Contractor NASA/Ames Research Center
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Kodiak Launch Complex
Launch Vehicle Minotaur 4
COSPAR Number 2010-062C
NORAD Number 37224
Comments Carries two biological experiments - one will test live microorganisms, the other inanimate organic samples, to see how they react to conditions in space for six months.


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