Hungarian Satellites Functioning As Planned

  • 21 Feb 2020 10:43 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Hungarian Satellites Functioning As Planned
Two Hungarian satellites launched in December are operating according to plan, the Budapest University of Technology and Economics said.

The ATL-1 and SMOG-P satellites were put into orbit on an Electron rocket of US-based Rocket Lab on December 6. They are now travelling around the Earth at a speed of 7.2 km per second in an elliptical orbit at a height of 350-400km.

The SMOG-P satellite is gauging levels of artificial electromagnetic smog in the upper atmosphere. The ATL-1 satellite is testing the quality of a special insulator designed for use in space.

The ATL-1 satellite was developed by ATL Kft in cooperation with H-ION Kft. The ATL-1 was supported by European Union and state funding. The satellites will maintain their orbits for at least five months.


MTI Photo: Balaton József

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