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ST-16 Star Trackers On Orbit

posted Nov 22, 2013, 6:37 AM by Doug Sinclair
On November 21, 2013, a Dnepr rocket launched a cluster of payloads into orbit.  Two of these carry Sinclair Interplanetary ST-16 star trackers.  SkySat-1 has two star trackers, and BRITE-PL has one.

These are the first orbital launches of the ST-16.  We look forward to releasing on-orbit performance data over the coming weeks and months.

Also, on November 19, a Minotaur rocket launched a cluster of spacecraft including ORS Tech-1 and -2.  These carry Sinclair Interplanetary RW-0.03-4 reaction wheels, bringing the total on-orbit count to 15 of these devices.