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Also called D5B


Designation 07802 / 75039B
Launch date 17 May 1975
Country of origin France
Mission Scientific: geodesy
Perigee/Apogee 277/1275 km
Inclination 29.9°
Period 100.3 min
Launch vehicle Diamant #11
Mass at launch 76 kg

Tested a high precision micro-acceleratometer named Cactus.
It is the counterpart of the first Castor that was lost with Pollux on 22 May 1973.

End of life

Decay 18 Feb 1979

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