Astro B [ISAS]
The Astro B (renamed Tenma after launch) X-ray astronomy mission had the following major objectives:
The spacecraft could spin at 0.546, 0.137, or 0.068 rpm with the aid of a momentum wheel. The spin axis was maneuvered by magnetic torquing.
Four experiments were on board of the satellite:
|Type / Application:||Astronomy, X-Ray|
|Power:||4 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries|
|Orbit:||489 km × 503 km, 31.5°|
|Astro B (Tenma)||1983-011A||20.02.1983||Ka LP-M||M-3S|