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FASat-Bravo
FASat-Bravo: The Mission

FASat-Bravo: The Mission

FASat-Bravo was the second Chilean experimental microsatellite in orbit, built under a technology transfer program between the Chilean Air Fore and SSTL.  The FASat program included the training of Chilenian engineers at SSTL.

Prior to FASat-B, FASat-A was built at SSTL and launched on August 31, 1995 as a secondary payload to a Ukrainian satellited called  on a Russian Cyclone-3 vehicle. Unfortunately, the separation mechanism to release FASat-A  from SICH-1 failed to operate and some time after the launch, FACh and SSTL declared the spacecraft as lost. The SICH-1 satellite was able to perform its observation functions unharmed with the FASat-A permanently attached to it.
 
The FASat-B satellite was built as a replacement to FASat-A. 

 

Satellite Data

Name:
FASat-Bravo

Customer:
Chilean Air Force

Mission:
Earth Observation

Mass:
55kg

Platform:
SSTL-42

Launch Data

Launch Date:
10th July 1998

Launch Site:
Baikonur Kosmodrome, Kazakhstan

Launcher:
ZENIT

Orbit:

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