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Taiyo





Taiyo
A Japanese satellite designed to study how solar ultraviolet and X-rays affect Earth's thermosphere. Taiyo ("Sun") was also known as Shinsei-3 and SRATS (Solar and Thermospheric Radiation Satellite).


launch date Feb. 24, 1975
launch vehicle M-3C
launch site Kagoshima
orbit 255 × 3,135 km × 31°
mass 86 kg


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   • X-ray satellites


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    JAPANESE SATELLITES AND SPACE PROBES
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