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Class: Technology. Nation: Europe. Agency: ESA.
CERS/ESRO satellite, first European Space Agency satellite.
Total Mass: 280 kg.
09 August 1975
COS-B; COS B Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Delta 2914. Mass: 280 kg. Perigee: 442 km. Apogee: 99,002 km. Inclination: 90.3 deg.
Eighth CERS/ESRO satellite, first European Space Agency satellite. Launch time 0147:59 GMT. Argument of perigee 344.7 deg. Also registered by the United States in A/AC.105/INF.331 as 1975-72A, category B satellite with orbit 2203.9 min, 442 x 99002 km x 9 0.3 deg.
- 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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