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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|
|Website||Freja at SCC|
|Mission duration||Primary: 2 years, 8 months, 24 days
Total: 4 years
|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, 06:20:05UTC|
|Rocket||Chang Zheng 2C|
|Launch site||Jiuquan LA-2B|
|End of mission|
|Last contact||October 1996|
|Perigee||601 kilometres (373 mi)|
|Apogee||1,756 kilometres (1,091 mi)|
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.
- (F1) Electric Fields, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
- (F2) Magnetic Fields, Applied Physics Laboratory/Johns Hopkins University, United States.
- (F3C) Cold Plasma, National Research Council of Canada, Canada.
- (F3H) Particles; Hot Plasma, Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Kiruna, Sweden.
- (F4) Waves, Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Uppsala, Sweden.
- (F5) Auroral Imager, University of Calgary, Canada
- (F6) Electron Beam, Max-Planck Institute, Germany
- (F7) Particle Correlator, Max-Planck Institute, Germany
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