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Asteroid (9995) Alouette

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Discovered by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Named in honour of the first Canadian satellite. Alouette-1 was launched on 1962-09-29. It was engaged in research and exploration of the upper atmosphere, especially the ionosphere. During its six-year lifespan it returned the first useful data on the ionosphere.

Orbit type: Main Belt Asteroid 

Reference: MPC 41571

Name: 
Alouette
Number: 
9995
Designation: 
4805 P-L
Disc. Date: 
1960-09-24
Discoverer: 
van Houten, C.J. et al
Disc. Place: 
Palomar