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ETS 8 is classified as:


NORAD ID: 29656
Int'l Code: 2006-059A
Perigee: 36,137.4 km
Apogee: 36,167.1 km
Inclination: 6.3 °
Period: 1,454.4 minutes
Semi major axis: 42523 km
RCS: 11 m2 (large)
Launch date: December 18, 2006
Source: Japan (JPN)
Launch site: TANEGASHIMA SPACE CENTER (TNSTA)

ETS 8 (KIKU NO. 8) will be permanently located in geostationary orbit 22,300 miles over the Equator at 146 degrees East longitude, where it will match the Earth's rotation and appear to hover directly above the Pacific Ocean near New Guinea. The spacecraft carries a pair of solar array wings and two large reflector antennas, which will both span more than 130 feet tip-to-tip when deployments are complete. Each antenna has dimensions of about 62 feet by 56 feet, or about the area of a tennis court, according to JAXA. ETS 8 will be able to directly communicate with hand-held devices modeled after cell phones and computers. JAXA developed two units specifically for use in tests with ETS 8 - a tiny phone-like unit and a portable device similar to a laptop computer. This is Japan's largest satellite.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 29656U 06059A   18225.43169291 -.00000197 +00000-0 +00000-0 0  9999
2 29656 006.3326 056.9728 0003491 168.3879 191.7929 00.99006547042640
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC