Satellite SWARM-A of European Space Agency (ESA)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names SWARM-A
Country of Operator/Owner ESA
Operator/Owner European Space Agency (ESA)
Users Government
Purpose Earth Science
Class of Orbit LEO
Type of Orbit Polar
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 473
Apogee (km) 476
Eccentricity 0.000219154065307911
Inclination (degrees) 87.3
Period (minutes) 93.9
Launch Mass (kg.) 468
Dry Mass (kg.) 369
Power (watts) 608
Date of Launch 22-11-2013
Expected Lifetime 4 yrs.
Contractor Astrium
Country of Contractor France
Launch Site Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Launch Vehicle Rokot
COSPAR Number 2013-067B
NORAD Number 39452
Comments Survey the Earth´s geomagnetic field, and measure changes over time, in order to improve understanding the Earth´s interior and the physics of the magnetosphere.


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