Exploded view of the EXOSAT satellite showing the scientific instruments and the principal spacecraft subsystems.
- 3-axis stabilised, 90.6 hr orbit (e~0.93). Apogee=191 100 km, perigee=350 km.
- Telemetry rate: 8 kbit/s. OBC (on-board computer) preprocessing and data-compression. Flexibility in OBC programming accommodated changing mission priorities
- Instruments operated during slew modes allowing near all-sky survey
Last Update: 06 Oct 2005