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VENUS is classified as:


NORAD ID: 42901
Int'l Code: 2017-044B
Perigee: 729.4 km
Apogee: 730.4 km
Inclination: 98.2 °
Period: 99.2 minutes
Semi major axis: 7100 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   20099.77493131  .00000034  00000-0  19492-4 0  9993
2 42901  98.2429 175.8748 0000648  45.2574 314.8667 14.50882924142192
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC