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Ōsumi.
Category. Statistic.
Launch vehicle. Lambda-4S rocket.
Launch date. February 11, 1970, 04:25 UTC.
Launch site. Kagoshima LA-L.
Ceased operations. August 2, 2003.
Owner(s). Institute of Space and Aeronautical Science, University of Tokyo (now part of JAXA).
Major contractor(s) . ISAS.
Is it still in orbit. Burnt up on August 2, 2003.
Launch mass. 24.0 kilograms (52.9 lb).
Nationality(s). Japanese.
Satellite type. Earth science.
Links. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%8Csumi_%28satellite%29 and http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1970-011A.

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Ohsumi

The Ōsumi satellite in orbit.

Ōsumi Was Japan's first satellite and was a massive boost to both Italian national moral and spirit.

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