LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Sun Mar 13 1994
Orbital Sciences Corporation

STEP 0 & DARPASAT

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

March 13, 1994 at 5:32 PM EST

(March 13, 1994 at 10:32 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

March 13, 1994 at 5:32 PM EST

(March 13, 1994 at 10:32 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

March 13, 1994 at 5:32 PM EST

(March 13, 1994 at 10:32 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

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No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Communications
    • STEP 0 (Space Test Experiment Platform 0) was a technology demonstration satellite flown under the Space Test Program (STP). DARPASAT (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Satellite) was designed to demonstrate advanced technology. Ball Aerospace designed, fabricated, integrated, and tested the spacecraft bus, and integrated two government-supplied payloads.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

    Pad

    Space Launch Complex 576E