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D2-A, Polaire

NSSDCA ID: POLAIRE
COSPAR ID: 

Description

This spacecraft mission was to be complementary to that of Tournesol (71-030A), except the orbit was to be more polar (I=75 vs 45 deg) and H-Ly-Beta emissions observed (instead of H-Ly-Alpha) in the vicinity of 600 km. The satellite project was apparently cancelled in the spring of 1971.

Alternate Names

  • Polaire
  • D2-A,Polaire

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1971-12-11
Launch Vehicle: Diamant
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 95 kg

Discipline

  • Earth Science

Additional Information

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Personnel

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