(2696) Magion = 1980 HB
Discovered 1980 April 16 by L. Brožek at Kleť.
 Named for the first Czechoslovak artificial satellite, launched together with Interkosmos 18 in 1978. Designed for studying the relationship of the magnetosphere and the ionosphere, Magion examined the special structure of ELF- and E-wave phenomena.
 (MPC 7620 | 1983 January 28)


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