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MAGION 2

1. Launching State

  • Union of Soviet Socialist Republics together with Czechoslovak Socialistic Republic

2. An appropriate designator of the space object or its registration number

  • Magion 2, 1989 – 80B

3. Date and territory or location of launch

  • September 28, 1989 (October 3, 1989), Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
  • Satellite Magion 2  forms a part of the scientific programme of INTERCOSMOS 24 launched from USSR territory on October 24, 1978. The Satellite MAGION 2 was separated into an autonomous orbit on October 3, 1989.

4. Basic orbit parameters:

a) Nodal period

  • 115.98 min.

b) Inclination

  • 82.61 degrees

c) Apogee

  • 2,492.5 km

d) Perigee

  • 509.5 km

5. General function of space object:

  • research of the magnetosphere and the ionosphere of the Earth


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