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

    NORAD ID: 33401
    Int'l Code: 2008-051A
    Perigee: 62,841.2 km
    Apogee: 267,877.6 km
    Inclination: 15.4 °
    Period: 11,804.8 minutes
    Semi major axis: 171737 km
    Launch date: October 19, 2008
    Source: United States (US)
    Comments: IBEX, The Interstellar Boundary Explorer, will observe material from the outer solar system called energetic neutral atoms. These atoms are created by a process called charge exchange, in which charged particles are neutralized by nearby atoms to form the energetic neutral atoms. IBEX data will produce an all-sky map of the heliopause every six months. Officials expect to create up to four maps during the mission. The mission requires that the spacecraft fly outside of the influence of Earth's magnetic field to capture energetic particles from the edge of the solar system.

    Two Line Element Set (TLE):

    1 33401U 08051A   15048.84901584 -.00002393  00000-0  00000+0 0  9999
    2 33401 015.4208 135.5270 5969468 002.5024 000.6521 00.12198463  2703
    Source: AFSPC

    NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog entry for IBEX

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