HALCA observations?

Philip Chien (kc4yer@amsat.org)
Tue, 6 Oct 1998 10:13:05 -0400

rkresken@esoc.esa.de asked-

>Did anybody observe the japanese satellite HALCA, which is used for
>VLBI radio interferometry?
>I couldn't identify the satellite with the common name query on the OIG
>Can anybody give cross references, catalog numberr or COSPAR designation?

I've got the satellite listed as Muses-B (prelaunch designation) and Haruka
as its on-orbit designation.  It's catalog number is 24720 and COSPAR id is
1997 5A.  Launch occured on February 12, 1997 on an M-V launch vehicle.

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