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Satellite Amateur de Radio Astronomie


Designation 21578 / 91050E
Launch date 17 Jul 1991
Country of origin France
Mission Scientific: radio astronomy
Perigee/Apogee 755/764 km
Inclination 98.4°
Period 100 min
Launch vehicle Ariane V44

Must study Jupiter's radio environment by listening in the 2-15 MHz range. It is controlled and received at Nançay in France

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Technical data


Prime contractor Club ESIEE Espace (built by students)
Mass at launch 28 kg
Mass in orbit 20 kg
Dimension 0.34 x 0.34 x 0.34 m
Design lifetime 11 years

Telemetry beacon: 145.955 MHz, 300 bps FSK, FM, 0.5 W transmitter

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