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Clementine

Clementine [SSTL]

Clementine is a 50 kg Surrey Satellite Tech built for French Defense Ministry DGA, succesor to Cerise. Prime contractor was Alcatel Space.

The Clementine satellite was part of an intelligence gathering programme for DGA (France) and its mission was to target low frequency electronic signals from targeted regions in the 20 MHz-1 GHz range. The satellite platform was based on the SSTL-70 and included four deployable solar panels.

Nation: France
Type / Application: ELINT, experimental
Operator: DGA
Contractors: Alcatel Space (prime), SSTL (bus)
Equipment:
Configuration: Microsat-70
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 50 kg
Orbit: 647 km × 664 km, 98.08
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Clementine 1999-064B 03.12.1999 Ko ELA-2 Ariane-40 H10-3 with Helios 1B

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