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PICARD is classified as:


NORAD ID: 36598
Int'l Code: 2010-028A
Perigee: 730.3 km
Apogee: 731.3 km
Inclination: 98.3 °
Period: 99.3 minutes
Semi major axis: 7101 km
RCS: 0.879 m2 (medium)
Launch date: June 15, 2010
Source: France (FR)
Launch site: Orenburg, Russia (OREN)

PICARD, a French solar physics satellite was launched on a Dnepr rocket from the Dombarovsky Missile Base near Yasny, Russia at 14:42 UT on 15 June 2010. Picard is an investigation dedicated to the simultaneous measurement of the absolute total and spectral solar irradiance, the diameter and solar shape, and to studying the Sun's interior through helioseismology. Picard's 11 cm imaging telescope, called SODISM, will obtain ultra-precise measurements of the Sun's diameter, shape and rotation. Two more instruments, named SOVAP and PREMOS, will measure the total solar irradiance and energy fluctuations in ultraviolet, visible and infrared light.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 36598U 10028A   19081.11130844  .00000030  00000-0  18813-4 0  9991
2 36598  98.3164 269.2868 0000742  99.3740 260.7531 14.50608533463967
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC