COS A [ESRO]
The COS A (Celestial Observation Satellite A) was a joint X-ray and gamma ray mission proposed by ESRO to be placed in a circular orbit. It was to measure gamma rays with energies greater that 30 MeV with high angular accuracy. It would have been placed in a 500 km circular sun-synchronous orbit.
As it was found, that technical compatibility issues of the two payloads would cause the cost to rise and compromise the scientific goals, the mission was cancelled.
|Type / Application:||Astronomy, Gamma, X-RayS|
|Power:||2 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries|