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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.


Specification

Total Mass: 42 kg.


Asterix Chronology


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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