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Geotail
Geotail
Geotail
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Japanese earth magnetosphere satellite. Measured magnetosphere and Earth's geomagnetic tail; Diffuse Ultraviolet Explorer package bolted to Delta 2 second stage. Magnetosphere satellite ISAS, NASA, Japan. Launched 1992.

Status: Operational 1992. First Launch: 1992-07-24. Last Launch: 1992-07-24. Number: 1 . Gross mass: 1,008 kg (2,222 lb).

To investigate the structure and dynamics of the geomagnetic tail that extends on the nightside of the Earth. Launching states Japan and the United States of America. Launching organization NASA.


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Family: Earth, High earth orbit, Magnetosphere sat. Country: Japan. Launch Vehicles: Thor, Delta, Delta 2 6000, Delta 6925. Launch Sites: Cape Canaveral, Cape Canaveral LC17A. Agency: NASA. Bibliography: 2, 279, 6, 6525, 12493.

1992 July 24 - . 14:26 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC17A. LV Family: Thor. Launch Vehicle: Delta 6925.
  • Geotail - . Payload: Geotail. Mass: 1,008 kg (2,222 lb). Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Class: Earth. Type: Magnetosphere satellite. Spacecraft: Geotail. USAF Sat Cat: 22049 . COSPAR: 1992-044A. Apogee: 399,941 km (248,511 mi). Perigee: 57,448 km (35,696 mi). Inclination: 18.0000 deg. Period: 18,904.40 min.

    Measured magnetosphere and Earth's geomagnetic tail. To investigate the structure and dynamics of the geomagnetic tail that extends on the nightside of the Earth. Launch time 1426 GMT. Launching states Japan and the United States of America. Launching organization NASA.



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