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Class: Earth. Type: Magnetosphere. Nation: Japan. Agency: Japan, NASA.

Measured magnetosphere and Earth's geomagnetic tail; Diffuse Ultraviolet Explorere package bolted to Delta 2 second stage. To investigate the structure and dynamics of the geomagnetic tail that extends on the nightside of the Earth. Launching states Japan and the United States of America. Launching organization NASA.


Specification

Total Mass: 1,008 kg.


Geotail Chronology


24 July 1992 Geotail Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Delta 6925. Mass: 1,008 kg. Perigee: 41,363 km. Apogee: 508,542 km. Inclination: 22.4 deg.

Measured magnetosphere and Earth's geomagnetic tail. To investigate the structure and dynamics of the geomagnetic tail that extends on the nightside of the Earth. Launch time 1426 GMT. Launching states Japan and the United States of America. Launching organization NASA.



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