Major Spacecraft Parameters
||240 × 215 × 450 cm³|
||230 × 470 × 890 cm³|
|maximum power consumption
|X-ray object coordinate
|- scan mode
||< 30 arcsec|
|- pointing mode
||< 10 arcsec|
||580 km circular|
|- max. eclipse
|ground station contacts
||6 × 8 min/day|
|6 month all-sky survey
||discovery of more than 60.000
|more than seven years
- detailed investigation of selected X-ray sources
- guest observers programme
| This figure shows an exploded view of the
ROSAT satellite along with the launch configuration.
ROSAT was launched into orbit by a Delta II rocket which required
that the solar panels be stowed.
Once in orbit, the solar panels, mirror doors for both the XRT
and WFC, and antenna were deployed.
Copyright © 1998 Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik,
85740 Garching, Germany.
The ROSAT project is run by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) (former DARA),
Bonn, by order of the Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft, Forschung
und Technologie (BMBF). All rights reserved.
© X-Ray Group at MPE (group)
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