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PLEIADES 1

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PLEIADES 1 is classified as:


NORAD ID: 38012
Int'l Code: 2011-076F
Perigee: 703.9 km
Apogee: 706.1 km
Inclination: 98.2 °
Period: 98.7 minutes
Semi major axis: 7075 km
RCS: 5.5218 m2 (large)
Launch date: December 17, 2011
Source: France (FR)
Launch site: FRENCH GUIANA (FRGUI)

Led by CNES, the French space agency, Pleiades 1 will collect high-resolution optical imagery for military and civilian users. The Pleiades system is also partially funded by Belgium, Sweden, Spain and Austria. It will complement France's Helios government spy satellites and the Spot series of commercial imaging craft. Designed for a five-year mission, the agile Pleiades satellites each carry a Korsch telescope built by Thales Alenia Space with a primary mirror 2.1 feet (0.6 m) in diameter. Its CCD detectors are 40 times more sensitive to light than those in standard consumer digital cameras, according to CNES.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 38012U 11076F   16127.19271049  .00000098  00000-0  30962-4 0  9990
2 38012  98.2016 202.0696 0001586  86.0083 274.1305 14.58549725233530
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC

N2YO: 382