Satellite IGS-8A (Information Gathering Satellite 8A, IGS Radar 4) of Cabinet Satellite Intelligence Center (CSIC)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names IGS-8A (Information Gathering Satellite 8A, IGS Radar 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) 509
Apogee (km) 514
Eccentricity 0.000363292886725278
Inclination (degrees) 97.5
Period (minutes) 94.85
Launch Mass (kg.) 1600
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 27-01-2013
Expected Lifetime 5 yrs.
Contractor Mitsubishi Electric
Country of Contractor Japan
Launch Site Tanegashima Space Center
Launch Vehicle H2A
COSPAR Number 2013-002A
NORAD Number 39061
Comments Radar reconnaissance.


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