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TEMISAT was an Italian micro-satellite released from Meteor 2-21. It carried relaying instruments to uplink and downlink weather data from the Mediterranean and adjacent areas obtained by about 50 ground stations. The 32-kg satellite was released into an orbit of 937 km by 969 km at an 82.5 degree inclination. The principal mission of TEMISAT was to collect environmental data from numerous dispersed transmitters and forward the information to special data collection centers in the 138-150 MHz band. It was expected to operate 3-5 years but failed in the fall of 1994.

Alternate Names

  • 22783

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1993-08-31
Launch Vehicle: Tsiklon-3
Launch Site: Plesetsk, Russia
Mass: 42 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Italy)


  • Earth Science

Additional Information

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

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