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A 1

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1965-096A

Description

This was a small, double-cone shaped satellite, 0.53 m in diameter. It was France's first satellite and launched by a French launch vehicle, making France the third nation to successfully launch a satellite with its own launch vehicle. The payload was primarily for the purpose of monitoring the launch performance. Due to antenna damage, no data transmissions were received.

Alternate Names

  • 01778
  • Asterix
  • Diamant-A NO 1
  • A1
  • 1965-096A

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1965-11-26
Launch Vehicle: Diamant
Launch Site: Hammaguir, Algeria
Mass: 42 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown France

Discipline

  • Engineering

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

 

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