Satellite Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope (formerly GLAST) of NASA/GSFC

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope (formerly GLAST)
Country of Operator/Owner USA
Operator/Owner NASA/GSFC
Users Government
Purpose Astrophysics
Class of Orbit LEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 537
Apogee (km) 556
Eccentricity 0.00137352707294152
Inclination (degrees) 25.6
Period (minutes) 95.6
Launch Mass (kg.) 4303
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 11-06-2008
Expected Lifetime
Contractor General Dynamics
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Cape Canaveral
Launch Vehicle Delta 2
COSPAR Number 2008-029A
NORAD Number 33053
Comments Will study the cosmos in the photon energy range of 8,000 electronvolts (8 keV) to greater than 300 billion electronvolts (300 GeV).


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