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Full Name GeoForschungsZentrum-1 Geodesy Satellite Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies GFZ Launch Date 19 Apr 1995
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 23 Jul 1999
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog #
International Designator
Orbit Type Inclined, non-sun-synchronous Orbit Period 92.3 minutes
Orbit Sense N/A Orbit Inclination 51.6 deg
Orbit Altitude 383 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications GFZ-1 is a German geodesy mission of GFZ Potsdam, a passive microsatellite with the objective to improve our knowledge of the Earth's gravity field (to determine variations in the rotational characteristics of the Earth and to measurement changes in the Earth's gravity field).
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