Thursday, 19 September 2013

First Swarm satellite heads to launch site

The first of three satellites designed to undertake a comprehensive study the Earth’s magnetic field left Munich airport on Tuesday aboard an Ilyushin-76 transport aircraft bound for Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia. This first Swarm satellite will be followed by two identical craft and more than 60 tons of support equipment before all three are launched into polar orbit in November... Continue Reading First Swarm satellite heads to launch site

Section: Space

Tags: Astrium, ESA, Launch, Satellite

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