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SIRIO-A

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1977-080A

Description

This satellite was primarily a geostationary communications satellite. It included experiments measuring the local plasma and field environment and the flux of low-energy cosmic rays. The satellite point was located at 15 deg w longitude.

Alternate Names

  • Satellite Italiano Ricerca Industriale Orientata
  • 10294

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1977-08-25
Launch Vehicle: Delta
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 220.0 kg

Funding Agencies

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (United States)
  • National Research Council-Italian Space Commission (Italy)

Disciplines

  • Communications
  • Space Physics

Additional Information

Questions or comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Dr. H. Kent Hills.

 

Personnel

NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Mr. Robert J. GossProject ManagerNASA Goddard Space Flight Center 
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