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REX 2 is classified as:


NORAD ID: 23814
Int'l Code: 1996-014A
Perigee: 801.8 km
Apogee: 833.3 km
Inclination: 90.1 °
Period: 101.1 minutes
Semi major axis: 7188 km
RCS: 0.6208 m2 (medium)
Launch date: March 9, 1996
Source: United States (US)
Launch site: AIR FORCE WESTERN TEST RANGE (AFWTR)

REX 2 (Radiation EXperiment 2) was an American military minispacecraft launched from Vandenberg AFB by a Pegasus XL rocket. The rocket was carried aloft in the belly of a L-1011 aircraft to 12 km altitude before release and ignition. It is an Air Force Rome Laboratory ionospheric research satellite which will test the effects of the atmosphere on radio transmissions, and will employ GPS for on-board navigation and attitude control.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 23814U 96014A   16240.81638727  .00000055  00000-0  18967-4 0  9998
2 23814  90.1196 314.4608 0021904 356.5419   3.5618 14.24425294 63640
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC

N2YO: 479