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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - LAGEOS-1 -
Full Name Laser Geodynamics Satellite - 1 Status Currently being flown
Mission Agencies NASA, ASI Launch Date 04 May 1976
Mission Links mission site EOL Date May 2052
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Inclined, non-sun-synchronous Orbit Period 226 minutes
Orbit Sense N/A Orbit Inclination 110 deg
Orbit Altitude 5900 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Geodesy, crustal motion and gravity field measurements by laser ranging.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
Gravity and Magnetic FieldsGravity, Magnetic and Geodynamic measurements LRA (LAGEOS)
Mission Instruments
LRA (LAGEOS) - Laser Retroreflector Array
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