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NORAD ID: 43229
Int'l Code: 2018-023B
Perigee: 196.8 km
Apogee: 11,136.1 km
Inclination: 26.9 °
Period: 219.1 minutes
Semi major axis: 12037 km
RCS: Unknown
Launch date: March 6, 2018
Source: United States (US)
Launch site: AIR FORCE EASTERN TEST RANGE (AFETR)

PODSAT (Payload Orbital Delivery Satellite) is a previously-undisclosed payload funded by a U.S. military research agency. The small spacecraft was fastened inside the Hispasat 30W-6 communications satellite, then ejected soon after the Falcon 9’s primary payload deployed in orbit following liftoff from Cape Canaveral. Officials from Space Systems/Loral and NovaWurks, two companies involved in the project, acknowledged the existence of the secret secondary satellite after publicly-available orbital data published by the U.S. military registered an unexpected object attributed to Tuesday’s launch named PODSat. The companies declined to release details about the secondary satellite’s mission or design.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 43229U 18023B   22138.86428095  .00071623 -34045-6  77355-3 0  9994
2 43229  26.8907 349.4905 4543843 209.7913 114.0976  6.57356882 82109
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC