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Class: Astronomy. Type: Infrared. Nation: USA. Agency: NASA, United Kingdom, Netherlands.
All-sky survey of astronomical IR bodies.
Total Mass: 1,073 kg.
26 January 1983
IRAS Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Delta 3914. Mass: 1,073 kg. Perigee: 884 km. Apogee: 903 km. Inclination: 99.0 deg.
All-sky survey of astronomical IR bodies. Spacecraft engaged in research and exploration of the upper atmosphere or outer space (US Cat B).
- 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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