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COMETS is classified as:


NORAD ID: 25175
Int'l Code: 1998-011A
Perigee: 1,043.0 km
Apogee: 17,730.3 km
Inclination: 30.1 °
Period: 328.1 minutes
Semi major axis: 15757 km
RCS: 29.8939 m2 (large)
Launch date: February 21, 1998
Source: Japan (JPN)
Launch site: TANEGASHIMA SPACE CENTER (TNSTA)

COMETS (The Communications and Broadcasting Engineering Test Satellite) was a research and development satellite aimed at developing new technology in communications and broadcasting fields such as inter-orbit communications, advanced satellite broadcasting, advanced mobile satellite communications, and upgrading large geostationary satellites. It was to be used for conducting experiments and verifying the above subjects. The planned lifetime of the mission was to be three years, but a failure in the second stage of the H-II launch vehicle resulted in a highly eccentric orbit and prevented the spacecraft from attaining its planned geostationary orbit.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 25175U 98011A   19144.41481608 -.00000020 +00000-0 -39933-3 0  9994
2 25175 030.0664 215.2224 5294989 063.9869 004.7245 04.38899808349506
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC