LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Sat Feb 20 1993
Institute of Space and Astronautical Science

Asuka

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

February 19, 1993 at 9:20 PM EST

(February 20, 1993 at 2:20 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

February 19, 1993 at 9:20 PM EST

(February 20, 1993 at 2:20 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

February 19, 1993 at 9:20 PM EST

(February 20, 1993 at 2:20 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Astrophysics
    • The objective of the ASCA (Advanced Satellite for Cosmology and Astronomy) (or Astro D) mission was to perform spectroscopic X-Ray astronomy in the wavelength band 1--12 keV. with particular emphasis on spectroscopy of the iron K band.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Uchinoura Space Center, Japan

    Pad

    Mu Center