About FAST

Quick Facts About FAST


Launch Date: August 21, 1996
Launch Vehicle: Pegasus XI
Launch Site: Western test range of Vandenberg Air Force Base, California
Orbit: 83° elliptical; 350 km x 4175 km
Spacecraft Mass 191 kg
Total Power: 52 watts
Spin Rotation: 12 rpm
Instruments: Electrostatic Analyzer
  Electric Field/ Langmuir Probe
  Time of Flight Energy Angle Mass Spectrometer
  AC/DC Magnetometers


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