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Minisat 01


Designation 24779 / 97018A
Launch date 4 Apr 1997
Country of origin Spain
Mission Scientific: UV Astronomy
Perigee/Apogee 562 / 581 km
Inclination 151° (inclination record)
Period 96.1 min
Launch vehicle Pegasus #17
Launch site Canary Islands

3 experiments are onboard: EURD (a spectrograph that will study the background radiation in the extreme ultraviolet range), LEGRI (will study the low energy gamma radiation from astronomic sources) and CPLM (to study the behaviour of liquid bridges in microgravity conditions).

End of life

Decay 26 Feb 2002

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Technical data


Prime contractor CASA
Platform Minisat 0
Mass at launch 195 kg
Mass in orbit  
Dimension 2.487 x 2.554 x 1.170 m
Solar array 4 panels, 45 W per panel
Stabilization 1 axis
DC power  
Design lifetime  

Data can be stored onboard (32 Mb) and transmitted at 1 Mbps through a 5 W S-band link
Transmits on 2.223 GHz

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