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GENESIS 1

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GENESIS 1 is classified as:


NORAD ID: 29252
Int'l Code: 2006-029A
Perigee: 513.9 km
Apogee: 531.7 km
Inclination: 64.5 °
Period: 94.9 minutes
Semi major axis: 6893 km
RCS: 6.1709 m2 (large)
Launch date: July 12, 2006
Source: United States (US)
Launch site: Orenburg, Russia (OREN)

Genesis 1 is an American entrepreneur's inflatable satellite that was launched by a Dnepr rocket (a converted ICBM, known as SS-18 Satan) at 12:53 UT on 12 July 2006 from the southern Ural mountain. The 1,300 kg craft was successfully inflated about two hours after launch to its normal cylindrical size of 2.4 m x 4.5 m. It is made of a tough sheet fabricated from a composite Kevlar that is often used in bullet-proof vests. The goal of the entrepreneur is to launch a few more of them, string them together and promote "space tourism".
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 29252U 06029A   17144.04953187 +.00000632 +00000-0 +42243-4 0  9991
2 29252 064.5063 004.3444 0012907 307.2448 209.4149 15.16751424598087
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC