Odin (satellite)

Odin is a Swedish satellite working in two disciplines: astrophysics and aeronomy, and it was named after Odin of Norse mythology. Within the field of astrophysics, Odin was used until the spring of 2007 aiding in the study of star formation. Odin is still used for aeronomical observations, including exploration of the depletion of the ozone layer and effects of global warming. In February 2019 it celebrated 18 years in Earth orbit, and was still functioning nominally.[1][2][3]

Odin
Mission typeAeronomy, Astrophysics
OperatorOHB Sweden, former part of SSC
Funded by SNSB, TEKES, CSA, CNES
COSPAR ID2001-007A
SATCAT no.26702
Websitewww.snsb.se/en/Home/Space-Activities-in-Sweden/Satellites/Odin/
Mission durationElapsed: 20 years, 6 months and 26 days
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerSwedish Space Corporation
Dry mass250 kg (550 lb)
Power340.0 watts
Start of mission
Launch date20 February 2001, 08:48:27 (2001-02-20UTC08:48:27Z) UTC
RocketStart-1
Launch siteSvobodny 5
ContractorUnited Start
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude622 km (386 mi)
Apogee altitude622 km (386 mi)
Inclination97.83°
Period97.60 minutes