Satellite Spektr-R/RadioAstron of Astro Space Center of Moscow/Russian Academy of Sciences

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Spektr-R/RadioAstron
Country of Operator/Owner Multinational
Operator/Owner Astro Space Center of Moscow/Russian Academy of Sciences
Users Government
Purpose Astrophysics
Class of Orbit Elliptical
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 1000
Apogee (km) 330000
Eccentricity 0.957118752545529
Inclination (degrees) 51.46
Period (minutes) 8 days
Launch Mass (kg.) 3660
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 18-07-2011
Expected Lifetime 5+ yrs.
Contractor Lavochkin
Country of Contractor Russia
Launch Site Baikonur Cosmodrome
Launch Vehicle Zenit 3SLBF/Fregat SB
COSPAR Number 2011-037A
NORAD Number 37755
Comments Featuring a 30-foot (10-meter) wide antenna, "The aim is to use the space telescope to conduct interferometer observations to obtain images, coordinates, motions and evolution of angular structure of different radio emitting objects in the universe."


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