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Platform: FAST > Fast Auroral Snapshot Explorer
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Orbit Inclination: 83 degrees
Period: 133 m
Perigee: 350 km
Apogee: 4175 km
Orbit Type: HEO > Highly Elliptical Orbit
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The Fast Auroral SnapshoT Explorer (FAST), the second mission in NASA's Small
Explorer Satellite Program (SMEX), is a satellite designed to study Earth's
aurora. This highly successful spacecraft has ... View entire text
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Launch Date: 1996-08-21
Launch Site: Vandenberg Air Force Base, USA
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