IRIS from Satellite Dataset
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  About IRIS

A government satellite, IRIS is operated by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of USA for the purpose of space science.

A sun-synchronous LEO satellite, it was launched into space using L1011 as the launch vehicle from Vandenberg AFB on 28 June 2013. IRIS was constructed by Lockheed Martin Space Systems Advanced Technology Center (ATC) (USA).

Designated with COSPAR ID 2013-033A and NORAD ID 39197, IRIS is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 2 years. It has a launch mass of 236 kg and dry mass of 678 kg.

Taking 98 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 620km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 664km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 3.14E-03.

With generated usable power of 50 watts, IRIS orbits at an inclination of 98 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.


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