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    Space & Earth Science

    NORAD ID: 39089
    Int'l Code: 2013-009D
    Perigee: 777.9 km
    Apogee: 792.3 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   14303.49957752  .00000312  00000-0  12721-3 0  5191
    2 39089 098.6129 137.2149 0010059 259.8313 100.1737 14.34118284 87683
    
    
    Source: AFSPC

    NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog entry for NEOSSAT

     
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