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."
||Aug. 12, 1986
||1,479 × 1,497 km × 50.0°
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