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CYGFM08 is classified as:


NORAD ID: 41888
Int'l Code: 2016-078E
Perigee: 520.9 km
Apogee: 542.5 km
Inclination: 35.0 °
Period: 95.1 minutes
Semi major axis: 6902 km
RCS: Unknown
Launch date: December 15, 2016
Source: United States (US)
Launch site: Pegasus launched from Eastern Range Air Space (ERAS)

CYGFM08 is one of the eight research satellites launched by a winged Orbital ATK Pegasus XL rocket to fly around the tropics and return measurements of winds at the cores of hurricanes. The wind data should help scientists better understand the formation, growth and dissipation of tropical cyclones, and lessons from the $157 million Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System may improve hurricane forecasting, particularly the strength of storms at landfall. Researchers compare the way CYGNSS works to the human eye's perception of a full moon reflected in a body of water. Calm winds will make for a perfectly resolved reflection of the moon, while windy conditions will scatter the moon's image in a glistening effect.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 41888U 16078E   17229.72273495 +.00000393 +00000-0 +22994-4 0  9996
2 41888 034.9513 003.0471 0015636 175.3050 184.7810 15.13811593037166
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC