The Orbit

The extremely elliptical orbit of SPEKTRUM UV permits to carry out continuous astronomical observations for more than 30 hours. In the course of time the orbit will gradually loose its extreme excentricity and step up its inclination against the Earth equator.

Orbit elements

The given numbers refer to the first year of the mission, those in paranthesis to the second.
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