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Class: Planetary. Type: Lunar. Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS.
MUSES-A was renamed Hiten after launch. It developed of lunar swingby techniques for future missions and ejected a lunar orbiter.
Total Mass: 185 kg.
24 January 1990
Hiten Program: Muses. Launch Site: Kagoshima . Launch Vehicle: Mu-3S. Mass: 185 kg. Perigee: 262 km. Apogee: 286,183 km. Inclination: 30.6 deg.
MUSES-A was renamed Hiten after launch. It developed of lunar swingby techniques for future missions and ejected a lunar orbiter. Launching organization ISAS. On 1990 Jan 25: Period 6.665 days, inclination 30.63 deg, 262.49 x 286182.72 km. On 1992 Feb 17: Period 4.53 days, inclination 38.90 deg, perilune 2289.67 km, apolune 49013.93 km.
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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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