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Class: Earth. Type: Magnetosphere. Nation: Canada.
Total Mass: 145 kg.
29 September 1962
Alouette 1 Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Thor Agena B. Mass: 145 kg. Perigee: 987 km. Apogee: 1,022 km. Inclination: 80.5 deg.
Ionospheric research. Spacecraft engaged in research and exploration of the upper atmosphere or outer space (US Cat B).
29 November 1965
Alouette 2 Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: TA Thor Agena B. Mass: 145 kg. Perigee: 499 km. Apogee: 2,707 km. Inclination: 79.8 deg.
Ionospheric research; data correlated with Explorer 31. The double-launch project, known as ISIS-X was the first in a new co-operative NASA-Canadian Defense Research Board program for International Satellites for Ionospheric Studies. Alouette was in orbit with an apogee just over a kilometre lower than Explorer 31's and with a perigee of just more than a kilometre higher. The orbits were some 3000 km at apogee and 500 km at perigee.
- 2 - McDowell, Jonathan, The United Nations Registry of Space Objects, Harvard University, 1997. HTML when accessed: http://hea-www.harvard.edu/QEDT/jcm/space/un/un.html
- 6 - JPL Mission and Spacecraft Library, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 1997. HTML when accessed: http://msl.jpl.nasa.gov/home.html
- 279 - McDowell, Jonathan, Launch Log, October 1998. HTML when accessed: http://hea-www.harvard.edu/~jcm/space/log/launch.html
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