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Class: Technology. Nation: France. Agency: France(Asterix).
First French satellite. Launched from Hammaguir (Algeria) in order to test the "Diamant" launching vehicle for the first time.
Total Mass: 42 kg.
26 November 1965
Asterix 1 Launch Site: Hammaguira . Launch Vehicle: Diamant. Mass: 42 kg. Perigee: 527 km. Apogee: 1,697 km. Inclination: 34.3 deg.
First French satellite. French scientific satellite 'A-I'. Launched from Hammaguir (Algeria) in rder to test the 'Diamant' launching vehicle for the first time.
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- 279 - McDowell, Jonathan, Launch Log, October 1998. HTML when accessed: http://hea-www.harvard.edu/~jcm/space/log/launch.html
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