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Dutch UV/x-rary astronomy satellite. Astronomical Netherlands Satellite; lower than planned orbit. Astronomy (UV, X-ray) satellite built by ICANS, Netherlands. Launched 1974.

Status: Operational 1974. First Launch: 1974-08-30. Last Launch: 1974-08-30. Number: 1 . Gross mass: 129 kg (284 lb).

ANS was the Netherlands first independently-built satellite. Observations were made in the ultraviolet / X-ray spectrum. The on-board computer, developed by Philips / Hollandse Signaal, was the first European first reprogrammable digital computer flown in space.


More at: ANS.

Family: Astronomy, Visible astronomy satellite. Country: Netherlands. Launch Vehicles: Scout, Scout D-1, Scout D. Launch Sites: Vandenberg, Vandenberg SLC5. Agency: NIVR. Bibliography: 2, 279, 6, 10783, 12049.
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1974 August 30 - . 14:07 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC5. LV Family: Scout. Launch Vehicle: Scout D-1. FAILURE: Partial Failure.. Failed Stage: 4.
  • ANS 1 - . Mass: 129 kg (284 lb). Nation: Netherlands. Agency: NIVR. Class: Astronomy. Type: X-ray astronomy satellite. Spacecraft: ANS. Decay Date: 1977-06-14 . USAF Sat Cat: 7427 . COSPAR: 1974-070A. Apogee: 1,173 km (728 mi). Perigee: 258 km (160 mi). Inclination: 98.0000 deg. Period: 99.10 min. Astronomical Netherlands Satellite; lower than planned orbit. .


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