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ALE-2 is classified as:


NORAD ID: 44824
Int'l Code: 2019-084A
Perigee: 399.4 km
Apogee: 415.3 km
Inclination: 97.0 °
Period: 92.6 minutes
Semi major axis: 6778 km
RCS: Unknown
Launch date: December 6, 2019
Source: Japan (JPN)
Launch site: Rocket Lab Launch Complex (RLLC)

ALE-2 is the second of two satellites launching this year developed by Astro Live Experiences, a privately-funded Japanese venture that aimed to create artificial "meteor showers" by releasing half-inch (1-centimeter) pellets to re-enter the atmosphere. By early 2020, the 150-pound (68-kilogram) ALE-1 satellite planned to use a drag-inducing mechanism to maneuver to an orbit low enough to ensure the particles safely re-enter the atmosphere, and don’t become space junk. However one of the parts that was supposed to launch the particles is not moving properly and that it cannot get back to its designated position. This means that the launch action cannot initiate, and it is not possible to transition to the release action.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 44824U 19084A   21024.88307850  .00004210  00000-0  62489-4 0  9992
2 44824  96.9515 249.6970 0011706 182.4124 177.7077 15.55678660 64558
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC