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SDO is classified as:


NORAD ID: 36395
Int'l Code: 2010-005A
Perigee: 35,786.7 km
Apogee: 35,800.4 km
Inclination: 28.1 °
Period: 1,436.1 minutes
Semi major axis: 42164 km
RCS: 5.0119 m2 (large)
Launch date: February 11, 2010
Source: United States (US)

SDO (The Solar Dynamics Observatory) is a NASA mission which will observe the Sun for over five years. The satellite will be stationed in an unusual inclined geosynchronous orbit, and SDO will appear to hover in a figure-eight pattern oscillating about 28.5 degrees on both sides of the equator. The probe will remain in constant view over the White Sands ground station throughout its mission. Officials selected the orbit to maximize SDO's data return and minimize the time the satellite will spend in Earth's shadow, when the sun would be blocked from view. The satellite's three instruments will take rapid-fire images of the sun, peer into the solar interior and measure its extreme ultraviolet radiation output. SDO will return gargantuan volumes of data during its mission, beaming the information to dedicated antennas at White Sands, N.M. The sensors will send up to 150 million bits of data per second, almost 50 times more science data than any other mission in NASA history.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 36395U 10005A   15142.58131113 -.00000046  00000-0  00000+0 0  9998
2 36395 028.1086 154.1900 0001624 208.7424 344.2865 01.00272374 19483

Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC

N2YO: 349