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IGS 6A is classified as:


NORAD ID: 37813
Int'l Code: 2011-050A
Perigee: 591.6 km
Apogee: 597.1 km
Inclination: 97.7 °
Period: 96.4 minutes
Semi major axis: 6965 km
RCS: Unknown
Launch date: September 23, 2011
Source: Japan (JPN)
Launch site: TANEGASHIMA SPACE CENTER (TNSTA)

IGS 6A is a secret Japanese satellite, built by Mitsubishi Electric Corp., circling Earth in a sun-synchronous orbit with an altitude of more than 300 miles. The spacecraft was a more than $500 million payload outfitted with an optical camera and telescope to supply imagery to the Japanese government for intelligence, defense and civilian remote sensing applications. The spacecraft will become an operational member of Japan's optical spy satellite fleet.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 37813U 11050A   17243.96383257 0.00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    02
2 37813  97.7056 359.8360 0004000   2.5167 357.4832 14.93444562    01
Source of the keplerian elements: McCants