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VESSELSAT 2

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VESSELSAT 2 is classified as:


NORAD ID: 38047
Int'l Code: 2012-001B
Perigee: 282.3 km
Apogee: 285.9 km
Inclination: 97.4 °
Period: 90.1 minutes
Semi major axis: 6655 km
RCS: 0.2794 m2 (medium)
Launch date: January 9, 2012
Source: Luxembourg (LUXE)
Launch site: Taiyaun Space Center, China (TSC)

VESSELSAT 2 is the second of two VesselSat spacecraft. It carries a receiver for Automatic Identification System (AIS) signals and is designed to relay positions of ships around the world. Vesselsat 2 will be integrated into ORBCOMM's Next Generation (OG2) constellation of 18 AIS-enabled satellites after an in-orbit test and checkout phase. The spacecraft's services will supplement Orbcomm's next-generation communications satellites.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 38047U 12001B   16273.40555419  .00255314  28807-4  53150-3 0  9994
2 38047  97.4157  45.8315 0002675 219.8871 140.2210 15.99091640266131
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC

N2YO: 1852