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Class: Earth. Type: Magnetosphere. Nation: Czech Republic.

The Czechoslovak satellite MAGION reasearched the magnetosphere and ionosphere of the earth.


Specification

Total Mass: 39 kg.


Magion Chronology


24 October 1978 Magion 1 Program: Intercosmos. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K65M. Mass: 15 kg. Perigee: 404 km. Apogee: 762 km. Inclination: 83.0 deg.

Ionospheric, magnetospheric studies. The Czechoslovak satellite MAGION was launched into orbit by the Soviet spacecraft Intercosmos 18. It forms a part of the scientific programme of Intercosmos 18, launched from USSR territory on 24 Oct 1978. MAGION was separated into an autonomous orbit on 14 Nov 1978. General function: Reasearch of the magnetosphere and ionosphere of the earth (magnetosphere-ionosphere satellite).


28 September 1989 Magion 2 Program: Intercosmos. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Tsyklon 3. Mass: 50 kg. Perigee: 498 km. Apogee: 2,441 km. Inclination: 82.6 deg.

Deployed from Intercosmos 24 10/3/89; examined signal propogation from Intercosmos 24. Research of the magnetosphere and the ionosphere of the Earth. The Czechoslovak satellite Magion 2 was launched into orbit by the Soviet spacecraft Intercosmos 24. Magion 2 forms a part of the scientific programme of Intercosmos 24 (project Aktivnyj) Exe cution of the scientific programme of the 'Aktivny' project in conjunction with Intercosmos-24, permitting simultaneous spatially separating investigations of plasma processes in circumterrestrial space.


18 December 1991 Magion 3 Program: Intercosmos. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Tsyklon 3. Mass: 52 kg. Perigee: 435 km. Apogee: 3,045 km. Inclination: 82.6 deg.

Separated from Intercosmos 25 on 12/28/91; geophysical. Research of magnetosphere nad the ionosphere of the Earth by passive and active methods. Launched on 18 Dec 1991. The Czechoslovak satellite Magion 3 forms, together with the spacecraft Intercosmos 25, part of the Apex scientific project. Magion 3 was sep arated into an autonomous orbit on 28 Dec 1991. Magion 3 was launched into orbit by the Soviet spacecraft Intercosmos 25.


02 August 1995 Magion 4 Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Molniya 8K78M. Mass: 50 kg. Perigee: 1,409 km. Apogee: 192,523 km. Inclination: 63.0 deg.

Deployed from Interbol-1 on 8/3/95; solar wind studies in conjunction with Interbol-1.


29 August 1996 Magion 5 Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Molniya 8K78M. Perigee: 791 km. Apogee: 19,186 km. Inclination: 62.8 deg.

Deployed from Interbol-2 on 8/30/96; auroral studies in conjunction with Interbol-2.



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