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Aureole 2 Rocket - Satellite Information

Designation
Spacetrack catalog number 7004
COSPAR ID 1973-107-B
Name in Spacetrack catalog SL-8 R/B

Satellite Details

Orbit 349 x 745 km, 73.9°
Category Rocket body
Country/organisation of origin Russia
Intrinsic brightness (Magnitude) 4.2 (at 1000km distance, 50% illuminated)
Maximum brightness (Magnitude)-0.4 (at perigee, 100% illuminated)

Launch

Date (UTC) 26 December 1973 16:30
Launch sitePlesetsk,
Russia
Launch vehicle Kosmos 11K65M

Description

Upper stage of rocket which launched Russian/French scientific satellite (also called Oreol-2)
View from orbit pole
 

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