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Designation 25978 / 99064B
Launch date 3 Dec 1999
Country of origin France
Mission Military: ELINT
Perigee/Apogee 646/665 km
Inclination 98.1°
Period 97.8 min
Launch vehicle Ariane V124

Owned by DGA (more precisely it is operated by the centre electronique de l'armement based in Rennes). This satellite is said to be similar to Cerise but operating in different frequency bands.

Note: there is another spacecraft named Clementine. This is not an earth satellite, therefore not documented in this encyclopedia. The other Clementine was a Deep Space Program Science Experiment aimed to the moon.

To catalog radio sources between 20 MHz and 1 GHz. (should cost $18 million).

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Technical data


Prime contractor Alcatel Space (with Thomson)
Mass at launch 50 kg
Mass in orbit  
Solar array  
DC power  
Design lifetime  

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