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Minisat-01
Minisat-01
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Spanish technology satellite. The Minisat spacecraft were built for the Spanish space Agency by CASA. Experimental satellite built by CASA for INTA, Spain. Launched 1997. Used Minisat-0 Bus.

Status: Operational 1997. First Launch: 1997-04-21. Last Launch: 1997-04-21. Number: 1 . Gross mass: 209 kg (460 lb).

The first series were Minisat-0 technology satellites, to be followed by Minisat-1 observation satellites and Minisat-2 communications satellites. The Minisat-01 carried the EURD extreme ultraviolet spectrograph to study interstellar gas, the LEGRI gamma ray burst detector, and the CPLM microacceleration in liquids experiment.


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Family: Medium earth orbit, Technology, Technology satellite. Country: USA. Launch Vehicles: INTA, Pegasus, Pegasus XL. Launch Sites: Gran Canaria DZ. Agency: CASA. Bibliography: 2, 4, 12839.

1997 April 21 - . 11:59 GMT - . Launch Site: Gando. Launch Complex: Gran Canaria DZ. Launch Pad: 27.0 N x 15.3 W. Launch Platform: L-1011. LV Family: Pegasus. Launch Vehicle: Pegasus XL.
  • Minisat-01 - . Mass: 209 kg (460 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: INTA. Manufacturer: CASA. Class: Technology. Type: Navigation technology satellite. Spacecraft: Minisat. Decay Date: 2002-02-26 . USAF Sat Cat: 24779 . COSPAR: 1997-018A. Apogee: 580 km (360 mi). Perigee: 561 km (348 mi). Inclination: 151.0000 deg. Period: 96.00 min. Minisat-01 carried the EURD extreme ultraviolet spectrograph to study interstellar gas, the LEGRI gamma ray burst detector, and the CPLM microacceleration in liquids experiment. Air dropped in Gran Canaria DZ..


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