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Detailed information about ABRIXAS satellite

Designator id: 1999-022A

Description of ABRIXAS Satellite:

ABRIXAS (A BRoad-band Imaging X-ray All-sky Survey) was a German astronomy spacecraft intended to monitor X-ray emissions in the universe. The imaging telescope, operating in the 0.5-10 keV X-ray range, was to map an estimated 10,000 new sources. The instrument was actually seven Wolter-1 telescopes of focal length 160 cm each with 27 nested mirrors of length 30 cm and diameters shrinking from 16.3 cm to 7.6 cm. The seven fields of view, each of 40 arc-minutes diameter, were separated by 7 degrees from each other. Additional details may be seen at:

Technical data:

Launch Date: 1999-04-28
Launch Vehicle: Cosmos
Launch Site: Kapustin Yar, Russia
Mass: 550.0 kg

Funding Agencies:

Deutsche Forschunganstalt fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR, nee DFVLR) (Federal Republic of Germany)



Source: Nasa

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 25721U 99022A   12338.58565109  .00003539  00000-0  14024-3 0  5658
2 25721 048.4730 012.0781 0018197 232.7293 127.1983 15.27754226753274

Last TLE update on :2012-12-04

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