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Class: Earth. Type: Magnetosphere. Nation: Europe.

Magnetospheric research. European Space Agency satellite.


Specification

Total Mass: 573 kg.


ESA-Geos Chronology


20 April 1977 ESA-Geos 1 Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Delta 2914. Mass: 573 kg. Perigee: 2,767 km. Apogee: 38,389 km. Inclination: 26.8 deg.

Spacecraft engaged in research and exploration of the upper atmosphere or outer space (US Cat B).


14 July 1978 ESA-Geos 2 Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Delta 2914. Mass: 573 kg. Perigee: 36,020 km. Apogee: 36,061 km. Inclination: 11.8 deg.

Magnetospheric research. European Space Agency satellite. Launch time 1043 GMT. Reached initial operational position of 6 deg East on 26 Jul 1978. During the two years of its mission, it will be maintained in position between longitude 0 and 35 deg east in geosynchronous orbit.



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