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This was a small cylindrical satellite, 20 cm long and 50 cm in diameter which was used for making geodetic measurements. Observations consisted of doppler delay of radio signals, plus photography of the satellite against the star field. Satellite performance was satisfactory with useful observations occuring for over 5 years.

Alternate Names

  • D 1A
  • Diamant-A NO 2
  • 02016

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1966-02-17
Launch Vehicle: Diamant
Launch Site: Hammaguir, Algeria
Mass: 19 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (France)


  • Earth Science

Additional Information

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

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