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MegSat

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1999-022B

Description

MegSat 1 was the second microsatellite in a series planned by the Italian Meggiorin Group, and aims to offer 64kbps store and forward communications. The 50 kg microsatellite was launched into a 101 km 81 degree inclined orbit. It carried two scientific payloads in order to measure UV emissions from the Aurora Borealis, and microgravity conditions.

Alternate Names

  • 25722
  • 1999-022B

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1999-04-28
Launch Vehicle: Cosmos
Launch Site: Kapustin Yar, Russia
Mass: 35 kg

Funding Agency

  • Agenzia Spaziale Italiana Italy

Discipline

  • Engineering

Additional Information

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

 

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