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Kyokko




Kyokko
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
   • SATELLITES AND SPACE PROBES
   • JAPAN IN SPACE