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Satellite details
Acronym Ørsted
Full name Ørsted
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • Single flight unit of the Ørsted programme.
  • Main missions: Space weather (Earth's magnetic field).
  • Significant contribution to temperature/humidity sounding.
Mass at launch 60.7 kg Dry mass 50 kg
Power 37 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data available from the Science Data Center of DMI.
Orbit Drifting orbit Altitude 750 km
Inclination 96.5 °


Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
  • TRSR data have not been operationally available
  • TRSR and ASC no longer functional since 2006.
  • Defective attitude determination and control, preventing vector magnetic field to be observed.
Launch 23 Feb 1999 EOL Jan 2014
Last update: 2017-07-22
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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on Ørsted

Acronym Full name
ASC Advanced Stellar Compass
CPD Charged Particle Detector
FVM Fluxgate Vector Magnetometer
OVM Overhauser Magnetometer
TRSR TurboRogue Space Receiver
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