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Astron




Astron
A Soviet astrophysics satellite that carried science instruments from the Soviet Union and France, and made observations of cosmic ultraviolet and X-ray sources from a highly elliptical orbit.


launch date Mar. 23, 1983
vehicle Proton-K
site Baikonur
orbit 28,386 × 175,948 km × 34.7°
mass 3,250 kg


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   • X-ray satellites


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   • SATELLITES AND SPACE PROBES