Pollux (D-5A) [CNES]
The French Pollux (D5-A) satellite was launched as a piggyback of the Castor (D 5B). The external structure of the D5-A was an octahedron made up of two truncated tetrahedrons, eight facets of which were covered with solar cells. The D5-A carried a hydrazine propulsion system that was tested in space.
|Type / Application:||Science|
|Configuration:||hydrazine propulsion system|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||299 km × 1258 km, 30°|
|Pollux (D 5A)||1973-F02||21.05.1973||Ko ELD||F||Diamant-B||with Castor (D 5B)|
|Pollux (D 5A)||1975-039A||17.05.1975||Ko ELD||Diamant-BP4||with Castor (D 5B)|