Friday, March 09, 2007

Orbital Express in Orbit

The U.S. Air Force’s Space Technology Program 1 (STP-1) mission has launched on an Atlas 5 booster from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The main payload is the $300M Orbital Express, a two-satellite system designed to test automated rendezvous and docking techniques. Also on board are four military microsatellites, including the US Air Force Academy's FalconSat-3.

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