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VENUS is classified as:


NORAD ID: 42901
Int'l Code: 2017-044B
Perigee: 567.9 km
Apogee: 573.7 km
Inclination: 97.4 °
Period: 95.9 minutes
Semi major axis: 6941 km
RCS: Unknown
Launch date: August 2, 2017
Source: Israel (ISRA)
Launch site: FRENCH GUIANA (FRGUI)

VENUS (Vegetation and Environment monitoring on a New Micro-Satellite) is a near polar sun-synchronous orbit microsatellite being jointly built by the Israeli Space Agency and CNES. The satellite has a scientific and a technological mission. The satellite has a 2-day revisit orbit which allows constant viewing angles at constant sun lighting angles. The unique combination is hoped to allow the development of new image processing methods. A set of at least 50 points of interest around the world were chosen to be scanned throughout the scientific mission. The points will be rescanned every 2 days for the entire duration of the mission where it will collect sensory and imagery data.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 42901U 17044B   24108.64383700  .00000775  00000-0  65053-4 0  9990
2 42901  97.4021 170.6127 0004137 136.5648 345.8041 15.01042593361806
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC