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ESRO 1B (Boreas)

Scout B

European Space Research Organisation

Launch Status
Success

Mission


ESRO 1B (Boreas)

  • Type: Earth Science
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit
  • Launch Cost: $8,660,000

ESRO-1B / Boreas (European Space Research Organisation) was a 80 kg, cylindrically shaped, solar-cell-powered spacecraft instrumented with seven scientific experiments chosen to measure a comprehensive range of auroral effects.

Location


Space Launch Complex 5

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Space Launch Complex 5 has witnessed the launch of 69 rockets, including 69 orbital launch attempts, while Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA, has been the site for 742 rocket launches.

Space Launch Complex 5

Rocket


Vought Scout B

The Scout family of rockets were were American launch vehicles designed to place small satellites into orbit around the Earth. The Scout multistage rocket was the first orbital launch vehicle to be entirely composed of solid fuel stages.

Agency


European Space Research Organisation

The European Space Research Organisation (ESRO) was an international organisation founded by 10 European nations with the intention of jointly pursuing scientific research in space. It was founded in 1964. As an organisation ESRO was based on a previously existing international scientific institution, CERN. The ESRO convention, the organisations founding document outlines it as an entity exclusively devoted to scientific pursuits. This was the case for most of its lifetime but in the final years before the formation of ESA, the European Space Agency, ESRO began a programme in the field of telecommunications.

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