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MIRAX

MIRAX [INPE]

MIRAX (Monitor e Imageador de Raios-X) was a small-scale x-ray astronomy mission to be launched in 2010/11 which was to use the BeppoSAX flight spare WFC camera, as well as a wide-field hard X-ray detector to be built by UCSD.

MIRAX was to be launched 2006/2007 by a Brazilian VLS-1 rocket, but has been combined with EQUARS to a joint satellite called Lattes.

Nation: Brazil
Type / Application: Astronomy, X-Ray
Operator: INPE
Contractors: INPE
Equipment: ?
Configuration: ?
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: ~200 kg
Orbit: 600 km equatorial
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
MIRAX - cancelled Al VLS VLS-1

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