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ASTRO F (AKARI)

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ASTRO F (AKARI) is classified as:


NORAD ID: 28939
Int'l Code: 2006-005A
Perigee: 411.0 km
Apogee: 553.5 km
Inclination: 98.2 °
Period: 94.1 minutes
Semi major axis: 6853 km
RCS: 3.5269 m2 (large)
Launch date: February 21, 2006
Source: Japan (JPN)
Launch site: KAGOSHIMA SPACE CENTER UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO (KSCUT)

Akari, also known by its pre-launch name Astro-F, is a Japanese (JAXA/ISAS) astrophysics mission. The rocket also released a 3.6 kg picosatellite, named Cute 1.7 to train students at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. The 955 kg satellite carries a Ritchey-Chretien, F/6.1 infrared telescope with aperture 67 cm and focal length 420 cm. It carries two focal plane instruments kept at a temperature of 6 K (-450?F) by 170 liter of liquid helium. Akari is expected to provide a significant advance over the results from the earlier NASA/ESA mission, IRAS (1983-004A).
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 28939U 06005A   18052.17711543  .00002259  00000-0  68559-4 0  9992
2 28939  98.2250 285.1646 0103975  42.2932 318.6265 15.30231463651177
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC