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Mission Websites

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Mid-Course Space Experiment (MSX)

The Midcourse Space Experiment (MSX) mission began with the launch of the spacecraft on April 24, 1996 into a ~900 km polar orbit for a nominal 5 year mission. The MSX mission was divided into three phases. Phase 1, which ended on February 26, 1997 with the depletion of the cryogen, was devoted almost exclusively to observations with the infrared telescope. Phase 2, lasting from cryogen depletion through September 1997, emphasized astronomy and atmospheric measurements with the UVISI (Ultraviolet/Visible Imaging and Spectrographic Imaging) sensors. Phase 3 began in October 1997 when the SBV (Space Based Visible) Camera became a contributing sensor to the US Space Surveillance Network.



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