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Also called A1


Designation 01778 / 65096A
Launch date 26 Nov 1965 at 14:47 UT
Country of origin France
Mission Scientific
Perigee/Apogee 527/1797 km
Inclination 64.3°
Period 107.5 min
Launch vehicle Diamant #1
Mass at launch 42 kg

First launch of a French satellite by a French launcher; makes France the 3rd space power.

It's antenna was damaged during launch thus the technological capsule didn't provide any data. The only payload was a radio transmitter.

End of life

Out of service 26 Nov 1965
Cause Never transmited

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