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JAS 2 (FO-29)

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JAS 2 (FO-29) is classified as:


NORAD ID: 24278
Int'l Code: 1996-046B
Perigee: 807.0 km
Apogee: 1,329.2 km
Inclination: 98.6 °
Period: 106.4 minutes
Semi major axis: 7439 km
RCS: 0.2503 m2 (medium)
Launch date: August 17, 1996
Source: Japan (JPN)
Launch site: TANEGASHIMA SPACE CENTER (TNSTA)
Uplink (MHz): 145.900-146.000
Downlink (MHz): 435.900-435.800
Beacon (MHz): 435.795
Mode: SSB CW (DigiTalker)
Call sign:
Status: Active


JAS-2 was successfully launched on August 17, 1996, by H-II rocket No.4, along with the earth observation platform satellite ADEOS, from Tanegashima Space Center of NASDA. Lift-off time was 1053 JST, or 0153 UTC, and after some 38 minutes, JAS-2 was separated. Separation was first reported by NASDA, and then a few minutes later report of signal reception of JAS-2 was transfered to the Space Center from Showa Base at Antarctica through INMARSAT. It orbits the Earth in a polar orbit at 1300 km altitude in a time of 112 minutes. The inclination is 98°. The transmission power of the beacon is 100 mW, the transponder 1 watt.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 24278U 96046B   17149.60426805 -.00000023 +00000-0 +12621-4 0  9993
2 24278 098.5666 035.3321 0350933 025.7189 336.0947 13.53076401026119
Source of the keplerian elements: Caltech