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Astron
Part of 4MV Family
Astron
Astron
Russian x-ray astronomy satellite. Astrophysics satellite based on the Venera 4V-2 bus design. Electrophysical research of galactic and extragalactic sources of ultraviolet ray and X-ray emission. Astronomy, UV satellite, Russia. Launched 1983. Used Venera-Bus.

AKA: 1A. Status: Operational 1983. First Launch: 1983-03-23. Last Launch: 1983-03-23. Number: 1 . Gross mass: 3,250 kg (7,160 lb).

The scientific apparatus was built jointly by scientists and specialists from the USSR and France.


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Family: Astronomy, High earth orbit, X-ray astronomy satellite. Country: Russia. Launch Vehicles: Proton, Proton-K/D-1. Launch Sites: Baikonur, Baikonur LC200/39. Agency: MOM, Lavochkin bureau. Bibliography: 2, 274, 6, 67, 6366, 12121.
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1983 March 23 - . 12:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC200/39. LV Family: Proton. Launch Vehicle: Proton-K/D-1.
  • Astron - . Payload: Astron 1 s/n 602L. Mass: 3,250 kg (7,160 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: MOM. Class: Astronomy. Type: X-ray astronomy satellite. Spacecraft Bus: 4MV. Spacecraft: Astron. USAF Sat Cat: 13901 . COSPAR: 1983-020A. Apogee: 175,948 km (109,328 mi). Perigee: 28,386 km (17,638 mi). Inclination: 34.7000 deg. Period: 5,931.70 min. Astrophysics. Electrophysical research of galactic and extragalactic sources of ultraviolet ray and X-ray emission. The scientific apparatus was built jointly by scientists and specialists from the USSR and France. .


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