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Other Designations: European Retrievable Carrier. Class: Materials. Nation: EU. Agency: NASA.

Microgravity experiments; deployed from one shuttle mission, left in earth orbit for extended periods, and retrieved and returned to earth on a later shuttle flight. Frequency plan: 2053.4583/22 30 MHz, 28 GHz/ 18 GHz (data-relay via Olympus).


Specification

Total Mass: 4,491 kg.


Eureca Chronology


31 July 1992 Eureca-1 Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Shuttle. Mass: 4,491 kg. Perigee: 484 km. Apogee: 509 km. Inclination: 28.5 deg.

Microgravity experiments; deployed from STS-46 8/2/92; retrieved by STS-57; European Retrievable Carrier. EURECA is a European scientific and technology mission, launched by the US Space Transportation System. The spacecraft is scheduled to be retrieved likewise by the US/STS in late spring/early summer 1993. Designator ESA/92/01. Frequency plan: 2053.4583/22 30 MHz, 28 GHz/ 18 GHz (data-relay via Olympus).



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