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Helios 1B - Satellite Information

Designation
Spacetrack catalog number 25977
COSPAR ID 1999-064-A
Name in Spacetrack catalog HELIOS 1B

Satellite Details

Orbit 625 x 628 km, 98.2°
Category Military reconnaissance
Country/organisation of origin France
Mass 2,544 kg
Intrinsic brightness (Magnitude) 5.7 (at 1000km distance, 50% illuminated)
Maximum brightness (Magnitude)3.7 (at perigee, 100% illuminated)

Launch

Date (UTC) 03 December 1999 16:22
Launch siteCentre Spatial Guyanais ,
French Guiana
Launch vehicle Ariane 40

Description

Based on the Matra Marconi Spot 4 bus.
View from orbit pole
 

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