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U.S. Air Force Satellite Launched

  • Tuesday, 25th July 2000
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A small U.S. Air Force research satellite was boosted into orbit Wednesday by a rocket cobbled from the engines of a retired missile and a Pegasus launch vehicle. The 260-pound satellite named Mightysat 2.1 will operate in a 300-mile polar orbit for a year. It will test 10 technologies, including a spectral imager that uses light to determine the makeup of the terrain and a composite structural material that can adjust its shape


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