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ROSAT Guest Observer Facility

The ROSAT Satellite

The ROSAT Satellite

Image credit: Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (MPE)

ROSAT was launched into low Earth orbit from Cape Canaveral on 1 June, 1990. It was turned off on 12 February, 1999.

Spacecraft operations were controlled from the German Space Operations Center (GSOC) ground station in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. Contact with the ground station occured for 8 minutes on five or six contiguous orbits out of 15 orbits per day. Thus there were groups of contacts over an 8 hour period followed by a 16 hour period of no contact.
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Curator: Michael Arida (SP Sys); arida@milkyway.gsfc.nasa.gov
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