The Peole (Preliminaire Eole) satellite was a prototype of the Eole weather satellite. The satellite carried the Eole transponders as well as a gravity gradient stabilization system, geodetic laser retroreflectors, and experimental solar cells. Peole was launched on 1970 Dec 12, but the orbit reached was lower than planned.
|1970 Dec 12||Launch by Diamant B||CSG ELD|
|97.2 517 x 747 x 15.0|
|1980 Jun 16||Reentered|