Azur (satellite)

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Azur
Azur.jpg
Operator BMWF/DLR
COSPAR ID 1969-097A
SATCAT № 4221
Mission duration 7 months
Spacecraft properties
Manufacturer BMWF/NASA
Launch mass 71 kilograms (157 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date 8 November 1969, 01:52 (1969-11-08UTC01:52Z) UTC
Rocket Scout B S169C
Launch site Vandenberg SLC-5
End of mission
Last contact 29 June 1970 (1970-06-30)
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Medium Earth
Decayed into Low Earth
Periapsis 368 kilometres (229 mi)
Apoapsis 1,445 kilometres (898 mi)
Inclination 102.70 degrees
Period 102.99 minutes
Epoch 6 December 2013, 12:36:47 UTC[1]

Azur was West Germany's first scientific satellite. Launched on 8 November 1969 it studied the Van Allen belts, solar particles, and aurorae.[2] [3]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "AZUR (GRS A) Satellite details 1969-097A NORAD 4221". N2YO. 6 December 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Azur". The Internet Encyclopedia Of Science. Retrieved 2009-07-19. 
  3. ^ "Azur, Aeros, and Dial-Wika satellites". Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, Colorado State University. Retrieved 2009-08-03. [dead link]


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