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AEROCUBE 8C

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AEROCUBE 8C is classified as:


NORAD ID: 41853
Int'l Code: 2016-067F
Perigee: 576.5 km
Apogee: 592.6 km
Inclination: 97.9 °
Period: 96.2 minutes
Semi major axis: 6955 km
RCS: Unknown
Launch date: November 11, 2016
Source: United States (US)
Launch site: AIR FORCE WESTERN TEST RANGE (AFWTR)

AEROCUBE 8 is part of the small satellite program of The Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, California. The AeroCube program deploys small satellites for technical demonstrations. Each of the two AeroCube 8 satellites is 1.5 Units in size and hosts a new electric propulsion system, new nanotechnologies and new innovative solar cell technologies that are to be tested in an operational space environment. The AEROCUBE 8 satellites demonstrate a Scalable ion-Electrospray Propulsion System (SiEPro) that is based on the extraction and acceleration of heavy ions using strong electric fields applied at the interface between the propellant and the vacuum of space. The system uses field evaporation to generate charged particles which has the advantage of not needing any reaction volume for the production of ions.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 41853U 16067F   19047.82485853 +.00000229 +00000-0 +25410-4 0  9994
2 41853 097.9168 143.7742 0011596 075.0920 285.1584 14.96608746123668
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC