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Astérix (satellite)

Replica of Astérix at Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace, Paris Le Bourget
Mission type Technology
Operator CNES
Harvard designation 1965-096A
SATCAT № 1778
Mission duration 111 days
Spacecraft properties
Launch mass 42.0 kilograms (92.6 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date 26 November 1965, 09:52 (1965-11-26T09:52Z) UTC
Rocket Diamant A
Launch site Hammaguir Brigitte
End of mission
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Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Semi-major axis 7,468.0 kilometres (4,640.4 mi)
Eccentricity 0.08023
Perigee 527 kilometres (327 mi)
Apogee 1,697 kilometres (1,054 mi)
Inclination 34.30 degrees
Period 107.5 minutes
Epoch 1965
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