A small, multipurpose satellite bus developed by INTA,
the Spanish space agency. Minisat is intended to form the basis for several
series of satellites including ones for scientific applications (such as
astronomy and microgravity), Earth observations, and communications experiments.
Minisat-1 – the only Minisat to be launched to date – carried
an extreme ultraviolet spectrogarph, a gamma-ray burst detector, and an
experiment on microacceleration in liquids.
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||561 × 580 km × 151.0°
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