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CYGFM05 is classified as:

NORAD ID: 41884
Int'l Code: 2016-078A
Perigee: 498.4 km
Apogee: 518.6 km
Inclination: 35.0 °
Period: 94.6 minutes
Semi major axis: 6879 km
RCS: Unknown
Launch date: December 15, 2016
Source: United States (US)
Launch site: Pegasus launched from Eastern Range Air Space (ERAS)

CYGFM05 is one of the eight research satellites launched by a winged Orbital ATK Pegasus XL rocket to fly around the tropics and return measurements of winds at the cores of hurricanes. The wind data should help scientists better understand the formation, growth and dissipation of tropical cyclones, and lessons from the $157 million Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System may improve hurricane forecasting, particularly the strength of storms at landfall. Researchers compare the way CYGNSS works to the human eye's perception of a full moon reflected in a body of water. Calm winds will make for a perfectly resolved reflection of the moon, while windy conditions will scatter the moon's image in a glistening effect.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 41884U 16078A   23268.46499080  .00010726  00000-0  46506-3 0  9998
2 41884  34.9540 175.9943 0014663 303.2044  56.7263 15.21492241375618
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC