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Sprint B

Spectroscopic Planet observatory for Recognition of INTeraction of Atmosphere
Also called ERG: Exploration of energisation and Radiation in Geospace
Also called Arase


Designation 41896 / 16080A
Launch date 20 Dec 2016
Country of origin Japan
Mission Astronomy
Perigee/Apogee 456/32432 km
Inclination 31.5°
Period 571.6 min
Launch vehicle Epsilon #2
Launch site Uchinoura

355 kg
Will go through the Van Allen radiation belts, where the planet's magnetic field has trapped huge numbers of fast-moving electrons and other particles.

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