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European technology satellite. CERS/ESRO satellite, first European Space Agency satellite. Studied extraterrestrial gamma radiation in the 25 MeV to 1 GeV energy range. Astronomy, Gamma satellite built by MBB (prime), Aerospatiale (structure) for ESRO => ESA, Europe. Launched 1975.

Status: Operational 1975. First Launch: 1975-08-09. Last Launch: 1975-08-09. Number: 1 . Gross mass: 280 kg (610 lb).


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COS A Astronomy, Gamma, X-RayS satellite operated by ESRO, Europe.

Family: High earth orbit, Technology, Technology satellite. Country: Europe. Launch Vehicles: Thor, Delta, Delta 2913, Delta 2000. Launch Sites: Vandenberg, Vandenberg SLC2W. Agency: ESA. Bibliography: 2, 279, 6, 10912, 12189.
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COS ACOS A
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COS-BCOS-B
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1975 August 9 - . 01:48 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC2W. LV Family: Thor. Launch Vehicle: Delta 2913.
  • COS-B - . Payload: COS B. Mass: 280 kg (610 lb). Nation: Europe. Agency: ESA. Class: Technology. Type: Navigation technology satellite. Spacecraft: COS. Decay Date: 1986-01-18 . USAF Sat Cat: 8062 . COSPAR: 1975-072A. Apogee: 99,002 km (61,516 mi). Perigee: 442 km (274 mi). Inclination: 90.3000 deg. Period: 2,203.90 min.

    Eighth CERS/ESRO satellite, first European Space Agency satellite. Launch time 0147:59 GMT. Argument of perigee 344.7 deg. Also registered by the United States in A/AC.105/INF.331 as 1975-72A, category B satellite with orbit 2203.9 min, 442 x 99002 km x 9 0.3 deg.



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