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ARASE (ERG)

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ARASE (ERG) is classified as:


NORAD ID: 41896
Int'l Code: 2016-080A
Perigee: 412.3 km
Apogee: 32,261.2 km
Inclination: 31.8 °
Period: 567.6 minutes
Semi major axis: 22707 km
RCS: Unknown
Launch date: December 20, 2016
Source: Japan (JPN)
Launch site: KAGOSHIMA SPACE CENTER UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO (KSCUT)

ARASE (ERG) is a Japanese research satellite designed to repeatedly fly through the Van Allen belts high above Earth, helping scientists sort out how chaotic geomagnetic storms form and evolve and potentially endanger astronauts, spacecraft and infrastructure vital to life on the ground. The satellite will be nicknamed Arase after a river running near the Uchinoura Space Center in Japan's Kagoshima prefecture. Arase, a Japanese word for a river raging with rough white water, is a fitting description for the journey that lies ahead of ERG, referring to the satellite's perilous passes through a zone of intense radiation.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 41896U 16080A   19137.32469455 -.00000434  00000-0  13190-3 0  9991
2 41896  31.7510 306.4636 7012798 282.8036  12.7048  2.53712827 22281
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC