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Spot 2


Designation 20436 / 90005A
Launch date 22 Jan 1990
Country of origin France
Mission Remote sensing
Perigee/Apogee 821/823 km, same plan as Spot 1 but at its antipode
Inclination 98.7°
Period 101.3 min
Launch vehicle Ariane V35

On-board recorders were out of use after 2 years of service

External resources

sat-index articles

End of life

Out of service Jul 2009
Cause Decision was made to decrease its perigee to below 600 km so that it reenters atmosphere in 15 years to 25 years

Technical data


Beacon frequency: 8.307 GHz. Data: 8.253 GHz; output rate: 2 x 25 Mbit/s
Heard on 2203.8, 2205.938, 2206.53 MHz

CCD at 1728 points provided by Thomson CSF

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