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Also called D5A


Designation 07801 / 75039A
Launch date 17 May 1975
Country of origin France
Mission Technology experimentation
Perigee/Apogee 299/1256 km
Inclination 30°
Period 100.4 min
Launch vehicle Diamant #11
Mass at launch 37 kg

To test a hydrazin motor. Counterpart of the first Pollux that was destroy at launch with Castor on 22 May 1973. Was spin stabilized and had solar cells attached to its body.

End of life

Decay 5 Aug 1975

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