Satellite Ørsted of Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Ørsted
Country of Operator/Owner Denmark
Operator/Owner Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI)
Users Government
Purpose Earth Science
Class of Orbit LEO
Type of Orbit Sun-Synchronous
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 635
Apogee (km) 839
Eccentricity 0.0143520472773322
Inclination (degrees) 96.5
Period (minutes) 99.5
Launch Mass (kg.) 60.6
Dry Mass (kg.) 50
Power (watts) 54
Date of Launch 23-02-1999
Expected Lifetime 5 yrs.
Contractor Computer Resources International (CRI)
Country of Contractor Denmark
Launch Site Vandenberg AFB
Launch Vehicle Delta 7920
COSPAR Number 1999-008B
NORAD Number 25635
Comments Magnetometer and a star camera for measurements of the geomagnetic field.


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