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EGS (Experimental Geodetic Satellite)

EGS (Experimental Geodetic Satellite)

EGS (Experimental Geodetic Satellite) was a Japanese geodetic satellite used by NASDA (National Space Development Agency) to test a new launch vehicle, the H-1 (see H series), and also determine the accurate location of remote islands; it was also known by its national Ajisai which means "hydrangea."

 


launch date Aug 12, 1986
launch vehicle H-1
launch site Tanegashima
orbit 1,479 × 1,497 km × 50.0°
mass 685 kg