CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - EGS -
Full Name (Experimental Geodetic Satellite) Status Operational (nominal)
Mission Agencies JAXA Launch Date 12 Aug 1986
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Aug 2046
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Orbit Type Inclined, non-sun-synchronous Orbit Period 116 minutes
Orbit Sense N/A Orbit Inclination 50 deg
Orbit Altitude 1488 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications EGS is a Japanese (JAXA, formerly NASDA) passive satellite for a geodetic mission. The primary objective was performance confirmation of the H-1 launch vehicle. The longterm objective of EGS is the provision of long-range geodetic applications aimed at rectifying Japan's domestic geodetic triangular network, determining the exact position of many Japanese islands and establishing Japan's geodetic point of origin.
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