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REX 2 is classified as:


NORAD ID: 23814
Int'l Code: 1996-014A
Perigee: 803.1 km
Apogee: 831.9 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   17015.87463561  .00000049  00000-0  16320-4 0  9991
2 23814  90.1166 316.2797 0020072 246.3462 113.5624 14.24442810 83728
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC