SpaceX Piggyback Payload Termed Successful

By Staff .

A Northrop Grumman microsatellite launched as a secondary payload on the first orbital flight of the Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) Falcon 9/Dragon stack last year met its test objectives, paving the way for future microsatellite developments.

Dubbed Mayflower, the microsat rode the Falcon 9 to an elliptical orbit averaging 285 km (180 mi.) in altitude, ...

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