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MicroLab
A microsatellite that carries a NASA lightning mapper called the Optical Transient Detector. It also carries a weather sensor for the National Science Foundation, employing a GPS-MET receiver that monitors transmissions from any GPS (Global Positioning System) spacecraft near the horizon in order to infer values of temperature and humidity in its path. The spacecraft is now known as OrbView-1 and operated commercially by ORBIMAGE.


launch date Apr. 3, 1995
launch vehicle Pegasus
launch site Vandenberg Air Force Base
orbit 733 × 747 km × 70.0°
mass 76 kg


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