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Ørsted (satellite)





Orsted
A Danish microsatellite designed to map Earth's magnetic field, measure the charged particle environment, and study auroral phenomena. Data from the mission complement those collected by Magsat. The spacecraft is named after the Danish physicist Hans Christian Oersted (1777–1851) who discovered electromagnetism in 1820.


launch date Feb. 23, 1999
launch vehicle Delta 7926
launch site Cape Canaveral
orbit 644 × 857 km × 96.5°
size 34 × 45 × 68 cm
mass 62 kg


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