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Spartan 201

Spartan 201 was a Space Shuttle-launched and -retrieved satellite for observing the Sun. Spartan 201's science payload consists of two telescopes: the ultraviolet coronal spectrometer and the white light coronagraph. To date it has been carried aboard five Shuttle missions – in Apr 1993 (STS-56), Sep 1994 (STS-64), Sep 1995 (STS-69), Nov 1997 (STS-87), and Oct 1998 (STS-95). All but the fourth were successful.