International Designator 1965-096

International Designator: 1965-096A

Satellite Name: A-1

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Launch Date: 1965-11-26

Launch Time: 14:52:00 UTC

Launch Site/Country: Hammaguir, Algeria

Launch Vehicle: Diamant

On-orbit Dry Mass: 42 kg


This was a small, double-cone shaped satellite, 0.53 m in diameter. It was France's first satellite and launched by a French launch vehicle, making France the third nation to successfully launch a satellite with its own launch vehicle. The payload was primarily for the purpose of monitoring the launch performance. Due to antenna damage, no data transmissions were received.


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Source: NSSDC Master Catalog

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