Re: Integral

From: Jonathan T Wojack (
Date: Fri Aug 30 2002 - 20:05:46 EDT

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    > For anyone who watched contour in earth orbit.
    > So Far On Oct 17, a russian proton rocket will place the Intergral 
    > spacecraft into orbit.
    > The orbit of intergral is going to be approx 10,000 by 153,000 
    > kilometer's ( 
    > km ) inclined 51.6 degrees to the equator.
    > They plan to increase it's perigee to 31,000 km during 5 years , and 
    > the 
    > inclination will change to 86.5 after being in orbit 5 years.
    > Since this is a bigger satellite then contour, there will be a 
    > better chance 
    > of seeing it. Unlike contour, it will stay in earth orbit.
    > So a high earth orbit object to observe soon :)
    What is the purose/mission of Integral (a science or technology
    demonstration mission, I would assume) ?  Is there an "official" web page
    for Integral?
    Jonathan T. Wojack   
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