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DMSP 5D-3 F17 (USA 173)

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DMSP 5D-3 F17 (USA 173) is classified as:


NORAD ID: 29522
Int'l Code: 2006-050A
Perigee: 845.9 km
Apogee: 860.3 km
Inclination: 98.9 °
Period: 101.8 minutes
Semi major axis: 7224 km
RCS: Unknown
Launch date: November 4, 2006
Source: United States (US)
Launch site: AIR FORCE WESTERN TEST RANGE (AFWTR)

A Boeing Delta 4M launched a US Air Force weather satellite on Nov 4. The Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) Block 5D-3 spacecraft S-17, which became F-17 (Flight 17) when assigned to a launch, reached an 846 x 850 km x 98.8 deg sun-synchronous orbit after a single burn of the Delta 4 second stage, and separated at 1411 UTC.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 29522U 06050A   16125.73462770 0.00000090  00000-0  47473-4 0    03
2 29522  98.8711 137.9060 0010000 137.2726 222.7272 14.13927925    08
Source of the keplerian elements: McCants

N2YO: 1018