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BRITE-PL is a mission planned to make photometric observations of some of the brightest stars in the sky in order to examine these stars for variability. The observations will have a precision at least 10 times better than achievable using ground-based observations, and it is packaged inside a CanX-class nanosatellite.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2013-11-21
    Launch Vehicle: Dnepr
    Launch Site: Yasni, Russia
    Mass: 10 kg

    Funding Agency

    • Unknown (Poland)


    • Technology Applications
    • Astronomy

    Additional Information

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

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