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CRYOSAT 2 is classified as:


NORAD ID: 36508
Int'l Code: 2010-013A
Perigee: 720.9 km
Apogee: 730.5 km
Inclination: 92.0 °
Period: 99.2 minutes
Semi major axis: 7096 km
RCS: 2.9703 m2 (large)
Launch date: April 8, 2010
Source: European Space Agency (ESA)
Launch site: TYURATAM MISSILE AND SPACE COMPLEX (TTMTR)

CryoSat 2 will spend more than three years measuring Earth's eroding polar ice caps. Scientists expect the CryoSat 2 satellite will not only determine the rate ice is melting, but also provide clues on how the changes will affect Earth's fickle climate and sea levels. The CryoSat 2 satellite carries dual radars to measure the thickness of land and sea ice during the mission. Designed to pierce clouds and see through darkness, the instruments will determine ice elevation with a precision of about one centimeter, or a half-inch, according to ESA.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 36508U 10013A   16149.17347364  .00000006  00000-0  63321-6 0  9990
2 36508  92.0275 109.3066 0006716 194.3803 165.7214 14.52174805325285
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC

N2YO: 581