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Ohzora





Ohzora
A Japanese satellite, launched by ISAS (Institute of Space and Astronautical Science), that made optical observations of the stratosphere and middle atmosphere, and in particular studied a geomagnetic anomaly over the southern Atlantic that had been discovered by Taiyo several years earlier. Ohzora, which means "sky," was known as Exos-C before launch.


launch date Feb. 14, 1984
launch vehicle M-3S
launch site Kagoshima
orbit 247 × 331 km × 75°
mass (at launch) 210 kg


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