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Eureca 1

EUropean REtrievable CArrier


Designation 22065 / 92049B
Launch date 31 Jul 1992
Country of origin Europe
Mission Scientific
Perigee/Apogee 484/509 km
Inclination 28.5°
Period 94.6 min
Launch vehicle STS 46

Eureca was an ESA scientific satellite designed to be launched and retrieved by the Space Shuttle. It carried the first European inter-orbit communications (IOC) link to be conducted with Olympus.

End of life

Decay Retrieved by STS 57 on 1 Jul 1993

External resources


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Technical data


Prime contractor MBB
Mass at launch 4450 kg
Payload mass 1000 kg
Dimension 4.5 x 2.3 x 2.7 m
Solar array 18 m span
Stabilization 3-axis
DC power 5000 W


Telemetry and data S-band
Ka-band (experimental/IOC)
Rates uplink: 2 kbps
downlink: 256 kbps

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