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MKA PN2 (RELEK)

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MKA PN2 (RELEK) is classified as:


NORAD ID: 40070
Int'l Code: 2014-037B
Perigee: 628.1 km
Apogee: 824.4 km
Inclination: 98.2 °
Period: 99.2 minutes
Semi major axis: 7097 km
RCS: Unknown
Launch date: July 8, 2014
Source: Commonwealth of Independent States (former USSR) (CIS)
Launch site: TYURATAM MISSILE AND SPACE COMPLEX (TTMTR)

MKA PN2 (RELEK) was designed to give Russian scientists a brand-new orbital tool for studying charged particles in the radiation belt of the Earth for the first time since the Koronas-F spacecraft was launched more than a decade earlier and stopped working in 2005. This field is critical for the fundamental geophysics research and also has practical applications in the field of the so-called "space weather" affecting various sectors of modern economy. The mission would also give young Russian scientists a chance to participate in the development of cutting-edge geophysical and astrophysical instruments and in the analysis of their data.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 40070U 14037B   17327.77821921  .00000090  00000-0  30692-4 0  9996
2 40070  98.2063  19.9883 0138282  33.7877 327.2036 14.51995213179053
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC