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MetOp-B - Satellite Information

Designation
Spacetrack catalog number 38771
COSPAR ID 2012-049-A
Name in Spacetrack catalog METOP-B

Satellite Details

Orbit 819 x 822 km, 98.7°
Category unknown
Mass 4,093 kg
Intrinsic brightness (Magnitude) 4.7 (at 1000km distance, 50% illuminated)
Maximum brightness (Magnitude)3.8 (at perigee, 100% illuminated)

Launch

Date (UTC) 17 September 2012 16:28
Launch siteBaikonur Cosmodrome,
Kazakhstan
Launch vehicle Soyuz-2-1A

Links to further information http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MetOp
View from orbit pole
 

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