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Also called Microsatelite or Micronsat 1


Designation 24291 / 96050A
Launch date 29 Aug 1996 at 05:22 UT
Country of origin Argentina
Mission Scientific
Perigee/Apogee 244/1192 km
Inclination 62.8°
Launch vehicle Molniya M
Launch site Plesetsk LC43

Small experimental payload from the Instituto Universitario Aeronautico de Cordoba, Argentina

The launch costed $200,000

End of life

Decay 12 Nov 1999

External resources

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Technical data


Prime contractor  
Mass at launch 34.5 kg
Mass in orbit 32 kg
Dimension 33 x 43 x 50 cm
Solar array  
DC power  
Design lifetime  

Beacon: 137.95 MHz
Data & telemetry: 400.95 MHz & 2260.5 MHz

The satellite carries 2 CCD cameras (70 m and 2 km resolution)

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