Exosat satellite under construction

Exosat satellite under construction

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Credit: X-RAY ASTRONOMY GROUP, UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: View of the engineering model of the Exosat X-ray astronomy satellite during construction. The satellite was built by the European Space Agency (ESA) and was launched on 26 May, 1983. During its three-year operational lifetime, it studied X-ray emissions from X- ray binaries, supernova remnants, active galaxies, clusters of galaxies and stellar coronae.

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Keywords: astronomical satellite, astronomy, astrophysics, esa, european space agency, exosat satellite, x-ray, xray

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