Satellite Odin of Swedish National Space Board

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Odin
Country of Operator/Owner Sweden
Operator/Owner Swedish National Space Board
Users Government
Purpose Astrophysics/Earth Science
Class of Orbit LEO
Type of Orbit Sun-Synchronous
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 569
Apogee (km) 573
Eccentricity 0.000288142918887768
Inclination (degrees) 97.6
Period (minutes) 96.1
Launch Mass (kg.) 250
Dry Mass (kg.) 170
Power (watts) 340
Date of Launch 20-02-2001
Expected Lifetime 2 yrs.
Contractor Swedish Space Corporation/Canadian Space Agency/National Technology Agency of Finland/Centre National d´Etudes Spatiales
Country of Contractor Sweden/Canada/Finland/France
Launch Site Svobodny Cosmodrome
Launch Vehicle Start 1
COSPAR Number 2001-007A
NORAD Number 26702
Comments Originally two scientific disciplines on a single spacecraft in studies of star formation/early solar system (astronomy) and of the mechanisms behind the depletion of the ozone layer in the earth atmosphere and the effects of global warming (aeronomy); astronomy mission has ended.


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