Firebird-D (Focused Investigations of Relativistic Electron Burst, Intensity, Range, and Dynamics): Know Everything About Firebird-D

Name Description
Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Firebird-D (Focused Investigations of Relativistic Electron Burst, Intensity, Range, and Dynamics)
Current Official Name of Satellite Firebird-D
Country/Org of UN Registry USA
Country of Operator/Owner USA
Operator/Owner Firebird Consortium (Montana State Univ., Univ. of New Hampshire, Aerospace Corp., Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Users Government/Civil
Purpose Space Science
Detailed Purpose
Class of Orbit LEO
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 444
Apogee (km) 675
Eccentricity 1.67E-02
Inclination (degrees) 99.1
Period (minutes) 97.7
Launch Mass (kg.) 2
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 31-01-2015
Expected Lifetime (yrs.) 0.25
Contractor Montana State University
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Vandenberg AFB
Launch Vehicle Delta 2
COSPAR Number 2015-003C
NORAD Number 40378
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