LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Wed Jun 21 2006
United States Air Force

MITEx

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

June 21, 2006 at 6:15 PM EDT

(June 21, 2006 at 10:15 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

June 21, 2006 at 6:15 PM EDT

(June 21, 2006 at 10:15 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

June 21, 2006 at 6:15 PM EDT

(June 21, 2006 at 10:15 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

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No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Test Flight
    • MITEx (Micro-Satellite Technology Experiment) is an experimental U.S. military project to test whether the advanced technologies embedded in two miniature satellites and a new upper stage kick motor can operate through the rigors of spaceflight. MiTEx will investigate and demonstrate advanced space technologies such as lightweight power and propulsion systems, avionics and spacecraft structures; commercial-off-the-shelf processors; affordable, responsive fabrication/build-to-launch techniques; and single-string components. The MITEx experiment will be deployed into a geostationary transfer orbit (GTO), from which the MITEx Upper stage will put the experiments into a geostationary orbit (GEO).
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

    Pad

    Space Launch Complex 17A