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    AIM can be found in the following categories:
    Space & Earth Science

    NORAD ID: 31304
    Int'l Code: 2007-015A
    Perigee: 552.1 km
    Apogee: 559.7 km
    Inclination: 97.9 °
    Period: 95.6 minutes
    Semi major axis: 6926 km
    Launch date: April 25, 2007
    Source: United States (US)
    Comments: NASA's AIM [Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere] spacecraft began its two-year mission April 25, 2007 after a flawless ride to Earth orbit aboard an Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL rocket. Launch took place at 1:26 PDT. Launch operations at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California ran smoothly, with no technical or weather issues causing concern. The AIM mission is the first dedicated to exploring mysterious ice clouds that dot the edge of space in Earth's polar regions. These clouds have grown brighter and more prevalent in recent years and some scientists suggest that changes in these clouds may be the result of climate change.

    Two Line Element Set (TLE):

    1 31304U 07015A   15027.47481541  .00006004  00000-0  41733-3 0  5507
    2 31304 097.8991 161.9900 0005489 206.9304 153.1638 15.05898285423379
    Source: AFSPC

    NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog entry for AIM

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