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Other Designations: Aureole. Code Name: Oreol. Class: Earth. Type: Magnetosphere. Nation: France. Agency: France, USSR. Manufacturer: Yangel.

Upper atmosphere, auroral studies. Investigation of physical phenomena in the Earth's upper atmosphere at high latitudes and study of the nature of auroras.


Specification

Total Mass: 590 kg.


DS-U2-GKA Chronology


27 December 1971 Oreol Program: Aureole. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K65M. Mass: 630 kg. Perigee: 388 km. Apogee: 1,954 km. Inclination: 74.0 deg.

Upper atmosphere, auroral studies. Investigation of physical phenomena in the Earth's upper atmosphere at high latitudes and study of the nature of auroras.


26 December 1973 Oreol 2 Program: Aureole. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K65M. Mass: 550 kg. Perigee: 387 km. Apogee: 1,441 km. Inclination: 74.0 deg.

Continued investigations in the earth's upper atmosphere at high latitudes and study of the nature of polar aurorae begun on board the Oreol satellite in 1971.



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