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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: 1 September 2019
8-Dec-2019 23:21 UT

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