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SJ 16-02

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SJ 16-02 is classified as:


NORAD ID: 41634
Int'l Code: 2016-043A
Perigee: 613.5 km
Apogee: 624.3 km
Inclination: 75.0 °
Period: 96.9 minutes
Semi major axis: 6989 km
RCS: Unknown
Launch date: June 29, 2016
Source: People's Republic of China (PRC)
Launch site: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China (JSC)

SJ 16-02 is a secretive Chinese satellite, being the second Shijian 16. A similar spacecraft launched from Jiuquan aboard another Long March 4B rocket in October 2013. Considering the unusual orbit about 375 miles (600 kilometers) above Earth, inclined 75 degrees to the equator, Western analysts believe the Shijian 16 satellites probably intercept electronic communications for analysis by Chinese intelligence agencies.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 41634U 16043A   19145.84823347  .00000083  00000-0  12752-4 0  9993
2 41634  75.0045  79.1769 0007746 161.3781 198.7684 14.85580938157536
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC