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SOCRATES is classified as:


NORAD ID: 39768
Int'l Code: 2014-029C
Perigee: 618.8 km
Apogee: 627.0 km
Inclination: 97.9 °
Period: 97.0 minutes
Semi major axis: 6993 km
RCS: Unknown
Launch date: May 24, 2014
Source: Japan (JPN)
Launch site: TANEGASHIMA SPACE CENTER (TNSTA)

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SOCRATES (Space Optical Communications Research Advanced Technology Satellite) is a microsatellite developed by NICT (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology), Koganei, Tokyo, Japan. The mission is to demonstrate and validate the operation of SOTA (Small Optical Transponder), a laser communication system in space for microsatellites and eventually in nanosatellites.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 39768U 14029C   19020.34890746  .00000045  00000-0  11721-4 0  9997
2 39768  97.8629 119.3392 0005917 223.1592 136.9148 14.84308270252389
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC