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Class: Astronomy. Type: X-ray. Nation: Europe. Agency: ESA.

EXOSAT is a space research satellite of the European Space Agency. The scientific objectives of the EXOSAT mission are to measure the position, structural features, spectral and temporal characteristics of cosmic X-ray sources in the energy range from less than 0.1 keV to greater than 50 keV.


Specification

Total Mass: 510 kg.


Exosat Chronology


26 May 1983 Exosat Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Delta 3914. Mass: 510 kg. Perigee: 340 km. Apogee: 191,878 km. Inclination: 72.5 deg.

X-ray experiments. Launch time 1518 UT. Launching agency ESA. EXOSAT is a space research satellite of the European Space Agency. The scientific objectives of the EXOSAT mission are to measure the position, structural features, spectral and temporal characteristics of cosmic X-ray sources in the energy range from less than 0.1 keV to greater than 50 keV.



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