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MINXSS is classified as:


NORAD ID: 41474
Int'l Code: 1998-067HU
Perigee: 340.2 km
Apogee: 342.3 km
Inclination: 51.6 °
Period: 91.2 minutes
Semi major axis: 6712 km
RCS: Unknown
Launch date: November 20, 1998
Source: United States (US)
Launch site: TYURATAM MISSILE AND SPACE COMPLEX (TTMTR)
Uplink (MHz):
Downlink (MHz): 437.350
Beacon (MHz): 437.344
Mode: 9600bps GMSK
Call sign: MINXSS
Status: Active


MINXSS (The Miniature X-ray Solar Spectrometer) is a 4-year, ~$1 million project to design, build, integrate, test, and operate a 34cm x 10cm x 10cm satellite. Specifically, the intensity of the soft x-ray spectrum from 0.4 keV (30 Å) to 30 keV (0.4 Å) will be measured, with resolution of ~0.15 keV full-width half-max. This region is of particular interest for observations of solar flares and active regions. The MinXSS project heavily involves its graduate student team members with scientists and engineers at the University of Colorado, Boulder and the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP). Over 40 graduate students, 3 undergraduate students, and one high school student have worked on MinXSS.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 41474U 98067HU  17054.53825078  .00064139  00000-0  35915-3 0  9994
2 41474  51.6428 222.3080 0001580 325.5657  34.5241 15.78708499 44322
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC