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Manufacturer's Designation: 1AS. Class: Astronomy. Type: X-ray. Nation: USSR.
Granat orbital X-, Gamma-ray observatory. Conduct of studies of X-ray and soft gamma ray radiation sources in space by the USSR jointly with France, Denmark and Bulgaria.
Total Mass: 3,200 kg.
01 December 1989
Granat Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: Proton 8K82K / 11S824M. Mass: 3,200 kg. Perigee: 53,697 km. Apogee: 149,862 km. Inclination: 86.6 deg.
X-, gamma-ray observatory; Danish, French, Bulgarian payloads. Granat orbital observatory. Conduct of studies of X-ray and soft gamma ray radiation sources in space by the USSR jointly with France, Denmark and Bulgaria.
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