This page no longer updated from 31 October 2001. Latest version can be found at www.astronautix.com

astronautix.com EGS


Other Designations: Experimental Geophysical Satellite. Class: Earth. Type: Geodetic. Nation: Japan.

Experimental Geophysical Payload; new launch vehicle test flight. EGS (Ajisai). Improvement of the accuracy of domestic geodetic triangulation network. Determination of accurate location of remote islands. Clarification of the relationship between Japanese geodetic system network and those of other areas of the world. L aunch vehicle H-I (two-stage) . Launching organization NASDA.


Specification

Total Mass: 685 kg.


EGS Chronology


12 August 1986 EGS Launch Site: Tanegashima . Launch Vehicle: H-1. Mass: 685 kg. Perigee: 1,479 km. Apogee: 1,497 km. Inclination: 50.0 deg.

Experimental Geophysical Payload; new launch vehicle test flight. EGS (Ajisai). Improvement of the accuracy of domestic geodetic triangulation network. Determination of accurate location of remote islands. Clarification of the relationship between Japanese geodetic system network and those of other areas of the world. L aunch vehicle H-I (two-stage) test flight no. 1. Launch time 2045 GMT. Launching organization NASDA.



Bibliography:



Back to Index
Last update 12 March 2001.
Contact Mark Wade with any corrections or comments.
Conditions for use of drawings, pictures, or other materials from this site..
© Mark Wade, 2001 .