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Ball Lens In The Space


Designation 35871 / 09049G
Launch date 17 Sep 2009
Country of origin CIS
Mission Scientific: geodesy
Perigee/Apogee 825/829 km
Inclination 98.8°
Period 101.3 min
Launch vehicle Soyuz 2 #7

7.5 kg
Retroreflector satellite developed and manufactured by FSUE IPIE.
Proof of concept for retroreflection and Satellite Laser Ranging (SLR) experiments.

End of life

Out of service 22 Jan 2013
Cause destroyed in a collision with a Chinese debris from DFH 46

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