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GOES 12

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    GOES 12 can be found in the following categories:
    Geostationary
    Search & rescue
    GOES
    Weather
    TV

    NORAD ID: 26871
    Int'l Code: 2001-031A
    Perigee: 36,095.9 km
    Apogee: 36,131.5 km
    Inclination: 4.3 °
    Period: 1,452.5 minutes
    Semi major axis: 42484 km
    Launch date: July 23, 2001
    Source: United States (US)
    Comments: GOES 12 is an American geosynchronous weather satellite that was launched by an Atlas 2A rocket from Cape Canaveral at 07:23 UT on 23 July 2001. The spacecraft carries an IR imager, a "sounder", and an X-ray imager. The IR imager is a Cassegrain telescope covering five wavelength channels, 0.55-0.75, 3.80-4.00, 6.50-7.00, 10.20-11.20, and 11.50-12.50 microns. It can provide images covering 3,000 km x 3,000 km every 41 seconds, by scanning the area in 16 square kilometer sections.

    Two Line Element Set (TLE):

    1 26871U 01031A   14202.33232581 -.00000211  00000-0  00000+0 0  5984
    2 26871 004.3188 069.4791 0004191 178.9830 164.9798 00.99141248 47617
    
    
    Source: AFSPC

    NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog entry for GOES 12

     
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