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Class: Earth. Type: Atmosphere. Nation: India.
The Soviet Union assisted India in development of Aryabhata, its first satellite, named for the Indian astronomer. The satellite conducted scientific experiments on atmospheric research., but was primarily an experimental satellite for satellite technology.
Total Mass: 360 kg.
19 April 1975
Aryabhata Launch Site: Kapustin Yar . Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K65M. Mass: 360 kg. Perigee: 398 km. Apogee: 409 km. Inclination: 50.7 deg.
Atmospheric research. Experimental satellite for satellite technology and some scientific experiments. Launched from a cosmodrome in the USSR.
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