Satellite Swift of Goddard Space Flight Center/Penn State University

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Swift
Country of Operator/Owner USA/United Kingdom/Italy
Operator/Owner Goddard Space Flight Center/Penn State University
Users Government/Civil
Purpose Astrophysics
Class of Orbit LEO
Type of Orbit Intermediate
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 571
Apogee (km) 590
Eccentricity 0.00136680814329904
Inclination (degrees) 20.6
Period (minutes) 96.3
Launch Mass (kg.) 1463
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts) 1040
Date of Launch 20-11-2004
Expected Lifetime 7 yrs.
Contractor Spectrum Astro (General Dynamics)
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Cape Canaveral
Launch Vehicle Delta 7320
COSPAR Number 2004-047A
NORAD Number 28485
Comments Multi-wavelength observatory for study of gamma-ray burst (GRB) science; mission life 2 yrs.


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