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Class: Astronomy. Type: Infrared. Nation: USA. Agency: NASA, United Kingdom, Netherlands.

All-sky survey of astronomical IR bodies.


Total Mass: 1,073 kg.

IRAS Chronology

26 January 1983 IRAS Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Delta 3914. Mass: 1,073 kg. Perigee: 884 km. Apogee: 903 km. Inclination: 99.0 deg.

All-sky survey of astronomical IR bodies. Spacecraft engaged in research and exploration of the upper atmosphere or outer space (US Cat B).


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