CYGNSS-A from Satellite Dataset
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  About CYGNSS-A

  Heaviest satellite launched by University Of Michigan And NASA Earth Science Technology Office into space at 29 kg

A government satellite, CYGNSS-A is operated by University of Michigan and NASA Earth Science Technology Office of USA for the purpose of earth observation (Radar Imaging and Earth Science).

Constructed by Southwest Research Institute (USA), it was launched into space on 15 December 2016 using Pegasus as the launch vehicle from Orbital ATK L-1011. CYGNSS-A orbits around the Earth as a non-polar inclined LEO satellite.

CYGNSS-A has a launch mass of 29 kg and orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2016-078D and NORAD ID 41887.

Taking 95 minutes to orbit the Earth, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 515km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 537km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 1.60E-03 and it orbits at an inclination of 35 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

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