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    Space & Earth Science

    NORAD ID: 39089
    Int'l Code: 2013-009D
    Perigee: 777.0 km
    Apogee: 793.1 km
    Inclination: 98.6 °
    Period: 100.4 minutes
    Semi major axis: 7156 km
    Launch date: February 25, 2013
    Source: Canada (CA)
    Comments: NEOSSAT is the first space telescope designed to search for hazardous Earth-crossing asteroids. The $24 million NEOSSat mission will scan the sky for asteroids lurking near Earth, including objects orbiting close to the sun, making their discoveries challenging for traditional ground-based telescopes. Engineers outfitted the suitcase-sized satellite with a baffle to allow the telescope to point closer to the sun than other observatories. Astronomers will try to pick out asteroids as they streak through a matrix of stars, detecting between four and 12 500-meter, or 1,640-foot, asteroids each month, plus smaller objects.

    Two Line Element Set (TLE):

    1 39089U 13009D   14330.50009834  .00000284  00000-0  11718-3 0  5397
    2 39089 098.6111 164.1149 0011265 176.6276 183.4987 14.34139427 91562
    
    
    Source: AFSPC

    NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog entry for NEOSSAT

     
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