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Eole




Eole
A French weather microsatellite, also known as CAS (Cooperative Applications Satellite) and before launch as FR-2. Eole, named after the god of the wind, 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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