- 21 Feb 2020 10:43 AM
- Hungary Matters
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