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NORAD ID: 33504
Int'l Code: 2009-003A
Perigee: 515.6 km
Apogee: 540.5 km
Inclination: 82.4 °
Period: 95.0 minutes
Semi major axis: 6899 km
RCS: 4.0208 m2 (large)
Launch date: January 30, 2009
Source: Commonwealth of Independent States (former USSR) (CIS)
Launch site: PLESETSK MISSILE AND SPACE COMPLEX (PKMTR)

The Coronas Photon spacecraft will spend the next three years circling Earth with a suite of instruments designed to measure energetic particles produced by solar flares, the solar atmosphere, and solar activity's relationship with magnetic storms around Earth. Coronas Photon carries about 1,190 pounds [540 kg] of scientific equipment to measure solar radiation from ultraviolet to gamma ray wavelengths. The broad spectrum, which includes X-rays, will allow scientists to study the energy produced by solar flares, sudden violent explosions that unleash magnetic energy and accelerate charged particles to nearly the speed of light. The observatory's instruments, provided by Russian, Indian and Ukrainian scientists, will analyze the mysterious causes of solar flares. The sensors will also capture high-resolution images of the sun at least every few minutes, giving scientists a detailed view of solar flare development.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 33504U 09003A   17321.60813309 +.00001167 +00000-0 +60621-4 0  9995
2 33504 082.4434 080.5126 0018041 302.2196 057.7286 15.15008067484601
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC