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Solar Maximum Mission, also called Solmax


Designation 11703 / 80014A
Launch date 14 Feb 1980
Country of origin United States
Mission Scientific: Sun observation
Perigee/Apogee 405/408 km
Inclination 28.5°
Period 92.7 min
Launch vehicle Thor Delta #151
Launch site Cape Canaveral
Mass at launch 2315 kg

Studied solar eruption in the year of the most important solar activity. First use of the MultiMission Spacecraft bus

Its the first satellite repared in orbit by the shuttle ( STS 11)

End of life

Decay 2 Dec 1989

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