Satellite IGS-6A (Information Gathering Satellite 6A, IGS Optical 4) of Cabinet Satellite Intelligence Center (CSIC)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names IGS-6A (Information Gathering Satellite 6A, IGS Optical 4)
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) 588
Apogee (km) 591
Eccentricity 0.000215532725052087
Inclination (degrees) 97.69
Period (minutes) 96.47
Launch Mass (kg.) 1600
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 23-09-2011
Expected Lifetime 5 yrs.
Contractor Mitsubishi/Toshiba
Country of Contractor Japan
Launch Site Tanegashima Space Center
Launch Vehicle H2A
COSPAR Number 2011-050A
NORAD Number 37813
Comments Radar reconnaissance.


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