Astro C [ISAS]
Astro C (renamed Ginga after launch) was a X-ray astronomy satellite. This spacecraft housed the following three X-ray astronomy experiments:
The spacecraft provides a three-axis stabilized platform. The primary mission objective was the study of the time variability of X-rays from active galaxies such as Seyfert galaxies, BL Lac objects, and quasars. Accurate timing analysis of galactic X-ray sources was also planned.
|Type / Application:||Astronomy, X-Ray|
|Equipment:||LAC, ASM, GRBD|
|Power:||4 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries|
|Orbit:||517 km × 708 km, 31.1°|
|Astro C (Ginga)||1987-012A||05.02.1987||Ka LP-M||M-3S-2|