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Eole




Eole
Eole was a French weather microsatellite, also known as CAS (Cooperative Applications Satellite) and before launch as FR-2. Named after the god of the wind, Eole interrogated and returned data from over 500 instrumented weather balloons released from Argentina drifting at heights of 12 km to help study southern-hemisphere winds, temperatures, and pressures.


launch date Aug. 16, 1971
launch vehicle Scout B
launch site Wallops Island
orbit 678 × 903 km × 50.2°
mass 84 kg


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