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VESSELSAT 2

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VESSELSAT 2 is classified as:


NORAD ID: 38047
Int'l Code: 2012-001B
Perigee: 368.6 km
Apogee: 373.2 km
Inclination: 97.4 °
Period: 91.8 minutes
Semi major axis: 6741 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   16044.87037492  .00043625  00000-0  38954-3 0  9993
2 38047  97.4030 160.0650 0003434 330.9021  29.2049 15.6829303223041
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC

N2YO: 375