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Exos C (Ohzora)

Exos C [ISAS]

The purpose of this mission was to perform remote sensing of the minor constituents of the middle atmosphere and to study the wave-particle interactions in the ionospheric plasma in the South American anomaly and the auroral zones. This mission is part of the Middle Atmosphere Program (MAP).

The scientific instrumentation was:

  • Limb Scanning IR Radiometer
  • Ultraviolet Spectrometer
  • Infrared Solar Spectrometer
  • Precipitating Particle Energy Analyzer
  • Solar Image-Radiometer
  • Topside Plasma Sounder
  • Plasma Probes
  • Monitor of High Energy Particles
Nation: Japan
Type / Application: Research, upper atmosphere, plasma
Operator: ISAS
Power: 4 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries
Mass: 210 kg
Orbit: 354 km × 865 km, 74.6
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Exos C (Ohzora) 1984-015A 14.02.1984 Ka LP-M M-3S


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