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Class: Technology. Nation: Israel. Manufacturer: Technion Institute of Technology.
Gurwin satellites were built by the Technion Institute of Technology, Israel. The technology testsats included CCD cameras, a radiation detectors, ozone monitors, amateur radio transmitters, and other satellite technology payloads.
Total Mass: 50 kg.
28 March 1995
Gurwin 1 Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Start. FAILURE: Fell in Sea of Okhotsk. Mass: 50 kg.
10 July 1998
Gurwin Techsat 1B Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: Zenit-2. Mass: 50 kg. Perigee: 817 km. Apogee: 819 km. Inclination: 98.8 deg.
Built by Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. Replaced earlier Russian-launched Techsat which failed to orbit in 1995.
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