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Satellite details
Acronym CRRES
Full name Combined Release and Radiation Effects Satellite
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • Single satellite of the CRRES programme.
  • Main mission: Space weathe.
  • Highly-elliptical Earth Orbit, actually a geosynchronous tranfer orbit of perigee 347 km and apogee 33,293 km.
Mass at launch 4383 kg Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data available from the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), Huntsville, Alabama, and the Navy Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Virginia.
Orbit Drifting orbit Altitude 3400 km
Inclination 18 °


Space agency NASADoD
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 25 Jul 1990 EOL 12 Oct 1991
Last update: 2016-10-10
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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on CRRES

Acronym Full name
MEA Magnetic Electron Spectrometer
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