Advanced Photovoltaic Experiment
|Operator||NASA / DARPA|
|Mission duration||1 year (design life)
3 years (target)
22 months (achieved)
|Launch mass||260 kilograms (570 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||August 3, 1994, 14:38UTC|
|Launch site||Balls 8, Edwards Runway 04/22|
|End of mission|
|Last contact||June 4, 1996|
Advanced Photovoltaic and Electronics Experiments, also known as APEX, was a satellite-based science mission launched into Low Earth orbit on August 3, 1994 by a Pegasus rocket. The mission successfully tested the use of photovoltaic and electronic components in space.
- Wade, Mark. "APEX".
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