Satellite IGS-5A (Information Gathering Satellite 5A, IGS Optical 3) of Cabinet Satellite Intelligence Center (CSIC)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names IGS-5A (Information Gathering Satellite 5A, IGS Optical 3)
Country of Operator/Owner Japan
Operator/Owner Cabinet Satellite Intelligence Center (CSIC)
Users Government
Purpose Reconnaissance
Class of Orbit LEO
Type of Orbit Sun-Synchronous
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 484
Apogee (km) 492
Eccentricity 0.000583260425780111
Inclination (degrees) 97.31
Period (minutes) 94.37
Launch Mass (kg.) 1600
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 28-11-2009
Expected Lifetime 5 yrs.
Contractor Mitsubishi/Toshiba
Country of Contractor Japan
Launch Site Tanegashima Space Center
Launch Vehicle H2A
COSPAR Number 2009-066A
NORAD Number 36104
Comments Optical reconnaissance.


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