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    MEGHA-TROPIQUES can be found in the following categories:
    Space & Earth Science

    NORAD ID: 37838
    Int'l Code: 2011-058A
    Perigee: 860.1 km
    Apogee: 874.9 km
    Inclination: 20.0 °
    Period: 102.1 minutes
    Semi major axis: 7238 km
    Launch date: October 12, 2011
    Source: India (IND)
    Comments: MEGHA-TROPIQUES is a climate research mission to track tropical cyclones, monsoons and storm systems for at least three years. Embarking on an international research mission, Megha-Tropiques has four instruments designed to probe the structure of the atmosphere, measure temperature and water vapor, and study the Earth's radiation budget. India built the spacecraft, provided the launch and contributed to two instruments. France supplied the satellite's water vapor profiling sensor and the radiation detector. The satellite orbits about 538 miles (866 km) above Earth, crisscrossing the equator to cover an area stretching between 20 degrees north and south latitude.

    Two Line Element Set (TLE):

    1 37838U 11058A   14272.49309686  .00000489  00000-0  12690-3 0  7580
    2 37838 019.9790 010.1029 0010181 347.6524 012.3630 14.09706943153008
    
    
    Source: AFSPC

    NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog entry for MEGHA-TROPIQUES

     
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