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Class: Astronomy. Type: Visible. Nation: Europe. Agency: ESA.

Scientific satellite for astrometry. Didn't reach GEO due to AKM failure; measured star positions. Frequency plan 2054.25 /2241 MHz. Launch time 2325:53 UT. Designator ESA/89/03.


Specification

Total Mass: 1,130 kg.


Hipparcos Chronology


08 August 1989 Hipparcos Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Vehicle: Ariane 44LP. Mass: 1,130 kg. Perigee: 542 km. Apogee: 35,836 km. Inclination: 6.7 deg.

Didn't reach GEO due to AKM failure; measured star positions. Scientific satellite for astrometry. Frequency plan 2054.25 /2241 MHz. Launch time 2325:53 UT. Designator ESA/89/03.



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