The D-2B satellite, named Aura after launch, was the final Diamant payload. It took off from the Ensemble de Lancement Diamant at Kourou on 1975 Sep 27. D-2B was the first satellite procured from Matra/Velizy without CNES being involved in the manufacture.
|1975 Sep 27||0837||Launch by Diamant B P.4||CSG ELD|
|0842||Stage 2 sep|
|0847||Spin down, weights 92C,D deployed|
|0849||Blow clamps 92E,F; P.4 sep||96.8 499 x 723 x 37.1|
|1975 Oct 23||Operational|
|1976 Dec 28||End of life|
|1982 Sep 30||Reentered|