Satellite Geotail (Geomagnetic Tail Laboratory) of Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS)/NASA/ESA

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Geotail (Geomagnetic Tail Laboratory)
Country of Operator/Owner Multinational
Operator/Owner Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS)/NASA/ESA
Users Government
Purpose Space Physics
Class of Orbit Elliptical
Type of Orbit Deep Highly Eccentric
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 3905
Apogee (km) 104552
Eccentricity 0.830441347558108
Inclination (degrees) 22.3
Period (minutes) 2474.83
Launch Mass (kg.) 980
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts) 273
Date of Launch 24-07-1992
Expected Lifetime
Contractor NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Cape Canaveral
Launch Vehicle Delta 2
COSPAR Number 1992-044A
NORAD Number 22049
Comments Study the dynamics of the Earth´s magnetotail over a wide range of distance


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