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Class: Technology . Nation: USA. Agency: INTA. Manufacturer: CASA, Madrid.

The Minisat spacecraft were built for the Spanish space Agency by CASA. The first series were Minisat-0 technology satellites, to be followed by Minisat-1 observation satellites and Minisat-2 communications satellites. The Minisat-01 carried the EURD extreme ultraviolet spectrograph to study interstellar gas, the LEGRI gamma ray burst detector, and the CPLM microacceleration in liquids experiment.


Specification

Total Mass: 209 kg.


Minisat Chronology


21 April 1997 Minisat-01 Launch Site: Gran Canaria . Launch Vehicle: Pegasus XL . Mass: 209 kg. Perigee: 561 km. Apogee: 580 km. Inclination: 151.0 deg.

Minisat-01 carried the EURD extreme ultraviolet spectrograph to study interstellar gas, the LEGRI gamma ray burst detector, and the CPLM microacceleration in liquids experiment.



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