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MiniSat




MiniSat
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.


launch date Apr. 21, 1997
launch vehicle Pegasus XL
launch site Gran Canaria
orbit 561 × 580 km × 151.0°
mass 209 kg


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