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COMSATBW-2 is classified as:


NORAD ID: 36582
Int'l Code: 2010-021B
Perigee: 35,783.3 km
Apogee: 35,801.1 km
Inclination: 0.0 °
Period: 1,436.0 minutes
Semi major axis: 42163 km
RCS: 6.3096 m2 (large)
Launch date: May 21, 2010
Source: Germany (GER)
Launch site: FRENCH GUIANA (FRGUI)

COMSATBW 2 was manufactured by Thales Alenia Space under the management of EADS Astrium, the program's prime contractor. COMSATB 2 joins a nearly identical satellite launched in October for the German military. The pair of satellites will ensure the German Armed Forces has uninterrupted access to secure telecommunications, including voice and data transmissions, and video and multimedia applications. Germany's new satellite constellation will reach from the Americas to the Far East. COMSATBW 2 will focus its coverage on Europe and Africa. The spacecraft will offer a communications path between the German government, military commanders and troops deployed around the world. Both satellites carry super-high and ultra-high frequency payloads. COMSATBW 2 will be positioned at 13.2 degrees east longitude, where it will conduct its mission for the next 15 years."
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 36582U 10021B   18317.83521594 +.00000089 +00000-0 +00000-0 0  9992
2 36582 000.0176 289.8939 0002105 318.0559 118.8720 01.00277312031168
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC