|Mission type||Technology Demonstrator|
|Launch mass||100 kilograms (220 lb)|
|Dry mass||50 kilograms (110 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||May 18, 1999|
|Perigee altitude||726 kilometers (451 mi)|
|Apogee altitude||732 kilometers (455 mi)|
The Multiple Paths, Beyond-Line-of-Sight Communications (MUBLCOM) satellite, built for the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, was launched in May 1999 by a Pegasus. Its mission was to demonstrate a capability to provide space-based digital voice and data communications to combat forces or commercial users that were previously considered out of range of standard radio communications systems.
On April 15, 2005, the Demonstration of Autonomous Rendezvous Technology (DART) spacecraft collided with the MUBLCOM satellite while attempting to rendezvous with it.
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