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ACE Facts/Pictures

Spacecraft Characterists

Mass: 785 kg (includes 189 kg fuel)

Structure: Two octagonal decks, 1.6 m across, 1.0 m high

Propulsion: Hydrazine, for insertion and maintenance in orbit

Power: 443W, four fixed solar arrays

Attitude Subsystem: Spinning spacecraft; spin axis; Earth/Sun pointing

Communications: S-band, 7 kbps (real time), 1 Gbit (total) solid state recorders

 

Mission Characteristics

Launch: August 1997

Launch Vehicle: Delta II

Primary Mission: Observe enregetic particles within the solar system

Mission Lifetime: 2 years/5-year goal

 

Pictures (warning: these are rather large jpg's)

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