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Platform: GRO > Gamma-Ray Observatory
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Orbit
Orbit Inclination: 28.5 degrees
Period: 90 m
Perigee: 362 km
Apogee: 457 km
Orbit Type: LEO > Low Earth Orbit > Inclined Non-Polar
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Description
The Compton Gamma Ray Observatory (GRO) was the second of NASA's
Great Observatories. Compton, at 17 tons, was the heaviest
astrophysical payload ever flown at the time of its launch on
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Launch Date: 1991-04-05
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral/Kennedy Space Center, USA
Primary Sponsors:
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