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ASTRO H is classified as:


NORAD ID: 41337
Int'l Code: 2016-012A
Perigee: 568.7 km
Apogee: 586.0 km
Inclination: 31.0 °
Period: 96.1 minutes
Semi major axis: 6948 km
RCS: Unknown
Launch date: February 17, 2016
Source: Japan (JPN)
Launch site: TANEGASHIMA SPACE CENTER (TNSTA)

ASTRO-H (also known as Hitomi) is an X-ray astronomy satellite commissioned by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) for studying extremely energetic processes in the universe. The space observatory is designed to extend the research conducted by the Advanced Satellite for Cosmology and Astrophysics (ASCA) by investigating the hard X-ray band above 10 keV. The observatory will extend a boom holding Hitomi's hard X-ray imagers to a length of 20 feet—more than 6 meters—during the mission's commissioning phase. The rest of Hitomi's instrument suite—comprising four telescopes and four instruments—are mounted inside the spacecraft's main body. Hitomi's instruments cover a wide range of energies on the electromagnetic spectrum, from so-called 'soft' X-rays around 300 electron volts to 'soft' gamma rays up to 600,000 electron volts.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 41337U 16012A   21300.15613881  .00000566  00000-0  38729-4 0  9997
2 41337  31.0044  99.9250 0012417 300.2407  59.6999 14.98930237312084
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC