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GALEX is classified as:


NORAD ID: 27783
Int'l Code: 2003-017A
Perigee: 690.8 km
Apogee: 696.0 km
Inclination: 29.0 °
Period: 98.5 minutes
Semi major axis: 7064 km
RCS: 1.1358 m2 (large)
Launch date: April 28, 2003
Source: United States (US)
Launch site: AIR FORCE EASTERN TEST RANGE (AFETR)

The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) is an orbiting space ultraviolet telescope, which explores the origin and evolution of galaxies, and the origins of stars and heavy elements over the redshift range of z between 0 and 2. GALEX will conduct an all-sky imaging survey, a deep imaging survey, and a survey of 200 galaxies nearest to the Milky Way Galaxy. As well, GALEX will perform three spectroscopic surveys over the 135-300 nanometer band. GALEX has a planned 29 month mission, and is a part of the Small Explorers (SMEX) program.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 27783U 03017A   19052.00124626  .00000173  00000-0  12959-4 0  9997
2 27783  28.9981 296.6979 0003646 335.4902  24.5512 14.62136276845339
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC