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Minisat 1

Minisat 1

Illustration of the Minisat 1 spacecraft

Illustration of the Minisat 1 spacecraft (Credit: INTA)

Lifetime: April 1997 - February 2002

Country (primary): Spain

Primary Science

The Minisat program was aimed at developing low-cost satellites on a relatively fast timescale. The first Minisat satellite carried three instruments one to study extreme ultraviolet background radiation, one to study the behavior of liquid bridges in microgravity, and one to study gamma-rays from cosmic sources.

High Energy Science

One instrument, the Low energy Gamma-Ray Imager (LEGRI), on Minisat 1 was aimed at studying low energy gamma radiation from astronomical sources.

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