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Transcript of Alouette 1
Alouette 1 was the first Canadian satellite
It was launched September 29th 1962
Canada was the third country to launch a satellite into space
Canada had joined NASA which had just been formed
Canadian scientist had asked NASA to build a satellite that
could monitor the ionosphere, the highest part of the Earth's atmosphere Launch Results The process was slow; the satellite took three and a half
years to build
The satellite was 145kg
It was launched at 2:06 a.m. on Saturday
It was launched from the Pacific Missile Rangeth It was a huge sucess
The satellite flew 1000km above the earth
The satellite had a 1 year design life but turned into a 10 year mission
The satellite took over a million photos of the ionosphere Cost Per Canadian References
Alouette 1 cost $3,000,000
This is $22,912,500 in 2012
Alouette 1 cost $1.50 per
Canadian (with population of
34,482,779) Canadian Space Agency. (2011, June 28). Alouette and II. Retrieved from
Hunt , J. T. (2001, July). Rapid transmit.
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