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ODERACS (Orbital Debris Radar Calibration Sphere)




A series of microsatellites launched from the Space Shuttle to help calibrate ground-based radar used for keeping track of spacecraft debris in orbit.


spacecraft deployment date mission orbit mass (kg)
ODERACS A-F Feb. 3, 1994 STS-60 327-338 × 352-356 km × 57.0° 1-5
ODERACS 2 A-F Feb. 4, 1995 STS-63 177-268 × 179-280 km × 51.6° 1-5


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