BackForward Satellite: LAGEOS-1 

Satellite details
Acronym LAGEOS-1
Full name Laser Geodynamics Satellite - 1
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 1st flight unit of the LAGEOS programme.
  • Main mission: Solid Earth (space geodesy).
  • A sphere of diameter 60 cm, density 3.6 g/cm3.
Mass at launch 407 kg Dry mass 407 kg
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data freely available from the International Laser Ranging Service (ILRS).
Orbit Drifting orbit Altitude 5900 km
Inclination 109.8 °


Space agency ASINASA
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 04 May 1976 EOL ≥2026
Last update: 2018-12-28
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Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on LAGEOS-1

Acronym Full name
LRA Laser Retroreflector Array
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