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Platform: HELIOS 2
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Orbit Inclination: 0.0°
Period: 185.6 days
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Helios 2 was launched into a solar orbit on 15 January 1976. It had a perihelion of 0.29 AU and an aphelion of 1 AU. Its orbit made it an ideal platform for making long baseline time-of-arrival measurements to obtain source direction. The satellite rotated with a ~ 1-s spin period. The mission ended in 1981.

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Launch Date: 1976-01-15
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral/Kennedy Space Center, USA
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