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Alouette 1


Designation 00424 / 62049A
Launch date 29 Sep 1962
Country of origin Canada
Mission Scientific: ionosphere study
Perigee/Apogee 988/1021 km
Inclination 80.5°
Period 105.2 min
Launch vehicle Thor Agena B
Launch site Vandenberg
Mass at launch 145 kg

Was buit to measure the topside of the ionosphere. It worked, but NASA had initially set up no way of collecting the scientific data.

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End of life

Out of service 30 Sep 1972
Cause desactivated

Technical data

Frequency: 136 MHz

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