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Exosat
Exosat
Exosat
Credit: ESA
European x-ray astronomy satellite. EXOSAT was a space research satellite of the European Space Agency. Astronomy, X-Ray satellite built by MBB (prime) for ESA, Europe. Launched 1983.

AKA: ESRO X-Ray Observatory Satellite. Status: Operational 1983. First Launch: 1983-05-26. Last Launch: 1983-05-26. Number: 1 . Gross mass: 510 kg (1,120 lb).

The scientific objectives of the EXOSAT mission were to measure the position, structural features, spectral and temporal characteristics of cosmic X-ray sources in the energy range from less than 0.1 keV to greater than 50 keV.


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Family: Astronomy, High earth orbit, X-ray astronomy satellite. Country: Europe. Launch Vehicles: Thor, Delta, Delta 3914, Delta 3000. Launch Sites: Vandenberg, Vandenberg SLC2W. Agency: ESA. Bibliography: 2, 279, 6, 6491, 12374.
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1983 May 26 - . 15:18 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC2W. LV Family: Thor. Launch Vehicle: Delta 3914.
  • Exosat - . Mass: 510 kg (1,120 lb). Nation: Europe. Agency: ESA. Class: Astronomy. Type: X-ray astronomy satellite. Spacecraft: Exosat. Decay Date: 1986-05-06 . USAF Sat Cat: 14095 . COSPAR: 1983-051A. Apogee: 191,878 km (119,227 mi). Perigee: 340 km (210 mi). Inclination: 72.5000 deg. Period: 5,442.10 min.

    X-ray experiments. Launch time 1518 UT. Launching agency ESA. EXOSAT is a space research satellite of the European Space Agency. The scientific objectives of the EXOSAT mission are to measure the position, structural features, spectral and temporal characteristics of cosmic X-ray sources in the energy range from less than 0.1 keV to greater than 50 keV.



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