This page no longer updated from 31 October 2001. Latest version can be found at www.astronautix.com

astronautix.com HEOS


Class: Earth. Type: Magnetosphere. Nation: Europe. Agency: ESRO.

Highly Eccentric Orbiting Satellite; examined magnetic fields outside of Earth's magnetosphere.


Specification

Total Mass: 116 kg.


HEOS Chronology


05 December 1968 HEOS 1 Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Delta E. Mass: 108 kg. Perigee: 20,020 km. Apogee: 202,780 km. Inclination: 60.5 deg.

Highly Eccentric Orbiting Satellite; examined magnetic fields outside of Earth's magnetosphere. Spacecraft engaged in research and exploration of the upper atmosphere or outer space (US Cat B).


31 January 1972 HEOS 2 Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Delta L. Mass: 123 kg. Perigee: 405 km. Apogee: 240,164 km. Inclination: 89.9 deg.

Highly Eccentric Orbiting Satellite; particles and fields data. Fifth satellite of ESRO. Also registered as US object 1972-05A in A/AC.105/INF.248 with orbit 7835.4 min, 439 x 248160 km x 90.2 deg, category B.



Bibliography:



Back to Index
Last update 12 March 2001.
Contact Mark Wade with any corrections or comments.
Conditions for use of drawings, pictures, or other materials from this site..
© Mark Wade, 2001 .