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Satellite details
Acronym Alouette-1
Full name Alouette-1
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • First satellite of Alouette programme
  • Main mission space weather
  • Measurements of ionosphere
  • Spin stabilised platform
Mass at launch Dry mass 145 kg
Data access link
Data access information
  • Data is available from NSSDC here
Orbit Drifting orbit Altitude 1000 km
Inclination 80.5 °


Space agency CSA
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 29 Sep 1962 EOL 30 Sep 1972
Last update: 2023-10-16
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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on Alouette-1

Acronym Full name
SFS Sweep Frequency Sounder
EPD Energetic Particle Detectors
VLF Receiver Very Low Frequency Receiver
Cosmic Radio Noise Cosmic Radio Noise
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