Full Name European Retrievable Carrier Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies ESA Launch Date 31 Jul 1992
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 02 Aug 1992
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Orbit Type TBD Orbit Period 93.4 minutes
Orbit Sense TBD Orbit Inclination 28.45 deg
Orbit Altitude 508 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications EURECA was an ESA space environment exploration mission designed and developed to be recovered from orbit after completion of the mission and returned to Earth. The satellite was designed as a re-usable, multi-disciplinary platform for microgravity, science and technology missions. The main objective of the recovery mission was the post-flight study of environmental effects (meteoroids and space debris impact) and wear-out mechanisms to the spacecraft and its payload.
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