Aeronautics and Space Report of the President FY 1995 Activities


Appendix B-2

U.S.-Launched Scientific Satellites, 1988-Sep. 30, 1995

Date Name Launch Vehicle Remarks
Mar. 25, 1988 San Marco D/L Scout International satellite to study Earth's lower atmosphere.
Nov. 18, 1989 COBE Delta Measurement of cosmic background.
Feb. 14, 1990 LACE Delta II Low-powered Atmospheric Compensation Experiment, for DoD.
Feb. 14, 1990 RME Delta II Second payload, Relay Mirror Experiment satellite, for DoD.
Apr. 5, 1990 PEGSAT Pegasus Chemical release experiment satellite, for NASA and DoD.
Apr. 25, 1990 Hubble Space Telescope Space Shuttle Long-term astronomical observations.
June 1, 1990 ROSAT Delta II Measurement of x-ray and extreme ultraviolet sources.
Jul. 25, 1990 CRRES Atlas/Centaur Chemical release experiment.
Apr. 7, 1991 Compton Gamma Ray Observatory Space Shuttle Measurement of celestial gamma-rays.
Sep. 15, 1991 Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite Space Shuttle Measurement of Earth's atmosphere and ozone layer.
Jun. 7, 1992 Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer Delta II Spectroscopic and wide-band observations over the entire extreme ultraviolet spectrum.
Jul. 3, 1992 Solar, Anomalous and Magnetospheric Particle Explorer Scout Investigation of cosmic rays and other phenomena of space physics.
Jul. 24, 1992 Geotail Delta II Investigation of geomagnetic tail region of the magnetosphere.
Aug. 2, 1992 Eureka-1 Space Shuttle Research in the fields of material and life sciences.
Mar. 30, 1993 SEDS I Delta II Comparison of actual tether dynamics with model.
Apr. 11, 1993 SPARTAN-201 Space Shuttle Study solar wind and Sun's corona.
Jun. 26, 1993 Plasma Motor Generator Delta II Demonstrate ability of tether to generate electrical current in space.
Sep. 13, 1993 ORFEUS-SPAS Space Shuttle Study very hot and very cold matter in the universe.
Oct. 5, 1993 Landsat-6 Titan II Satellite to support global change research, but communications lost after succesful launch by Titan II after kick motor failed to place it in final orbit.
Jan. 25, 1994 Clementine Titan II Satellite to test missile defense technologies and also provide images of the Moon.
Feb. 9, 1994 BREMSAT Space Shuttle Satellite to study such phenomena in space as heat conductivity, the forces of acceleration, and atomic forces.
Mar. 10, 1994 SEDS-II Delta II Suspend a tether in space with a minimum of swing.
Sept. 13, 1994 SPARTAN-201 Space Shuttle Second release of subsatellite to study the solar wind and the Sun's corona.
Nov. 1, 1994 Wind Delta II Part of GGS/ISTP program to study solar wind.
Feb. 7, 1995 SPARTAN 204 Space Shuttle Shuttle Pointed Autonomous Research Tool for Astronomy. Observed galactic dust clouds.
Sep. 8, 1995 SPARTAN 201 Space Shuttle Studied solar corona and galactic clusters.
Sep. 11, 1995 Wake Shield Facility (WSF-2) Space Shuttle Designed to grow special semiconductors. Terminated early because of overheating.


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