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Platform: LAGEOS-2 > Laser Geodetic Satellite-2
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Orbit
Orbit Inclination: 52.70 deg
Period: 222.50 min
Perigee: 5,616 km
Apogee: 5,952 km
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Description
The LAGEOS satellites are passive vehicles covered with
retroreflectors designed to reflect laser beams transmitted from
ground stations. By measuring the time between transmission of
the beam and ... View entire text
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Platform Logistics:
Design Life: 50 year
Launch Date: 1992-10-22
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral/Kennedy Space Center, USA
Primary Sponsors:
USA/NASA
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