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ORBVIEW 2 (SEASTAR)

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ORBVIEW 2 (SEASTAR) is classified as:


NORAD ID: 24883
Int'l Code: 1997-037A
Perigee: 785.6 km
Apogee: 789.5 km
Inclination: 98.5 °
Period: 100.5 minutes
Semi major axis: 7158 km
RCS: 3.0265 m2 (large)
Launch date: August 1, 1997
Source: United States (US)
Launch site: Pegasus launched from Western Range Air Space (WRAS)

Orbview 2 (SeaStar)was a spacecraft, developed by Orbital Sciences Corporation, to deliver daily, worldwide, high precision, moderate resolution, multispectral visible observations of ocean radiance for research in biogeochemical processes, climate change, and oceanography. Local high resolution (1 km) data (LAC) were delivered by direct broadcast at L-Band to regional scientific centers nationwide. Reduced resolution (4 km) data (GAC and selected LAC) were directly broadcast at S-band to smaller research centers and ships at sea. All reduced resolution data and selected full resolution data were recorded on board and transmitted to GSFC via daily dump at S-Band or via the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS). A minimum three year mission life was expected.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 24883U 97037A   17201.41431570 +.00000020 +00000-0 +23119-4 0  9999
2 24883 098.5439 309.6277 0002711 035.7268 324.4098 14.33398822056410
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC