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SPOT 1/Viking Rocket - Satellite Information

Designation
Spacetrack catalog number 16615
COSPAR ID 1986-019-C
Name in Spacetrack catalog ARIANE 1 R/B

Satellite Details

Orbit 778 x 793 km, 98.5°
Category Rocket body
Country/organisation of origin France
Intrinsic brightness (Magnitude) 4.2 (at 1000km distance, 50% illuminated)
Maximum brightness (Magnitude)3.1 (at perigee, 100% illuminated)

Launch

Date (UTC) 22 February 1986 01:44
Launch siteCentre Spatial Guyanais ,
French Guiana
Launch vehicle Ariane 1

Description

Ariane 1 third stage booster, which launched the French "Satellite Pour l'Observation de la Terre 1" and Swedish Viking scientific satellite
View from orbit pole
 

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