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Kyokko




Kyokko
Kyokko was a Japanese satellite, launched by ISAS (Institute of Space and Astronautical Science), that investigated and sent back images of aurorae from orbit. Kyokko, which means "aura," was known as Exos-A before launch.


launch date Feb. 4, 1978
launch vehicle M-3H
launch site Kagoshima
orbit 630 × 3,970 km × 65°
mass (at launch) 126 kg


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   • JAPANESE SPACECRAFT
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