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Astro C

Also called Ginga


Designation 17480 / 87012A
Launch date 5 Feb 1987
Country of origin Japan
Mission Scientific: X-ray astronomy
Perigee/Apogee 395/450 km
Inclination 31°
Period 93 min
Launch vehicle Mu 3S 2
Launch site Kagoshima
Mass at launch 420 kg

End of life

Decay 1 Nov 1991

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