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Shinsei




Shinsei
Japan's first scientific satellite. Shinsei ("new star"), launched by ISAS, carried out observations of high-frequency radio emissions from the sun, cosmic rays, and ionospheric plasma.


launch date Sep. 28, 1971
launch vehicle M-4S
launch site Kagoshima
orbit 870 × 1,870 km × 32°
mass 66 kg


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