RXTE (Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer)
RXTE (Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer) is a NASA X-ray astronomy satellite, launched in December 1995 and also known as Explorer 69, designed to study variability in the energy output of X-ray sources with moderate spectral resolution. It was named for the X-ray astronomy pioneer Bruno Rossi. Changes in X-ray brightness lasting from microseconds to months are monitored across a broad spectral range of 2 to 250 keV.
|launch||Dec 30, 1995|
|launch vehicle||Delta 7920|
|launch site||Cape Canaveral|
|orbit||409 × 409 km × 29°|