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Helios 1
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Class: Solar. Nation: Germany. Agency: France, Germany.

Solar probe. Launched by the United States and the Federal Republic of Germany. Heliocentric orbit 190 days, 0.309 x 0.985 AU x 0 deg. Exploration of the interplanetary space between the earth and the sun and study of solar influences on that area.


Specification

Total Mass: 373 kg.


Helios Chronology


10 December 1974 Helios 1 Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Titan 3E. Mass: 370 kg.

Solar probe. Solar Orbit (Heliocentric). Launched by the United States and the Federal Republic of Germany. Helios A (Helios I). Heliocentric orbit 190 days, 0.309 x 0.985 AU x 0 deg. Exploration of the interplanetary space between the earth and the sun and study of solar influences on that area.


15 January 1976 Helios 2 Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Titan 3E. Mass: 376 kg.

Solar probe. Solar Orbit (Heliocentric). Spacecraft engaged in practical applications and uses of space technology such as weather or communication (US Cat C).



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