Freja (satellite)

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Freja mockup.jpg
Mockup of the Freja satellite, in the entrance hall of the Swedish Space Corporation in Solna, Sweden.
Mission type Magnetospheric research
Operator Swedish National Space Board
COSPAR ID 1992-064A
SATCAT no. 22161
Website Freja at SCC
Mission duration Primary: 2 years, 8 months, 24 days
Total: 4 years
Spacecraft properties
Manufacturer Swedish Space Corporation
Dry mass 214 kilograms (472 lb)
Payload mass 60 kilograms (130 lb)
Power 168 watts (nominal)
81 watts (payload)
Start of mission
Launch date October 6, 1992, 06:20:05 (1992-10-06UTC06:20:05Z) UTC
Rocket Chang Zheng 2C
Launch site Jiuquan LA-2B
End of mission
Last contact October 1996 (1996-11)
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Perigee 601 kilometres (373 mi)
Apogee 1,756 kilometres (1,091 mi)
Inclination 63 degrees
Period 108.90 minutes

FREJA was a Swedish satellite developed by the Swedish Space Corporation on behalf of the Swedish National Space Board. It was piggyback launched on a Long March 2C launch vehicle from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in China on October 6, 1992. The satellite total cost was 19 million U.S. dollars, excluding the costs for experiments.

It was funded with Swedish tax money through the Swedish National Space Board, donations from the Wallenberg Foundation and approximately 25% from the German Ministry for Science and Technology.

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