Geotail (Geomagnetic Tail Laboratory): Know Everything About Geomagnetic Tail Laboratory (Geotail)

Name Description
Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Geotail (Geomagnetic Tail Laboratory)
Current Official Name of Satellite Geomagnetic Tail Laboratory (Geotail)
Country/Org of UN Registry Japan
Country of Operator/Owner Multinational
Operator/Owner Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS)/NASA/ESA
Users Government
Purpose Space Science
Detailed Purpose
Class of Orbit Elliptical
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 49,551
Apogee (km) 1,91,451
Eccentricity 5.59E-01
Inclination (degrees) 9.39
Period (minutes) 2474.83
Launch Mass (kg.) 980
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts) 273
Date of Launch 24-07-1992
Expected Lifetime (yrs.)
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
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