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ASTRON

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1983-020A

Description

The automatic astronomical station (ASTRON) carried a UV telescope, X-ray spectrometer, and service systems. Its high apogee permitted the influences of the earth's radiation belts and Lyman-alpha radiation from the geocorona to be excluded from the measurements. Spectral recordings of stars, galaxies, and the night-sky background were made.

Alternate Names

  • Automatic Station Astron
  • 13901

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1983-03-23
Launch Vehicle: Proton Booster Plus Upper Stage and Escape Stages
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), U.S.S.R
Mass: 3250.0 kg

Funding Agency

  • Soviet Academy of Sciences (U.S.S.R)

Discipline

  • Astronomy

Additional Information

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