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COS-B
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Credit: NASA. 14,094 bytes. 235 x 293 pixels.



Class: Technology. Nation: Europe. Agency: ESA.

CERS/ESRO satellite, first European Space Agency satellite.


Specification

Total Mass: 280 kg.


COS Chronology


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.



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