Full Name Atmospheric Neutral Density Experiment - 2 Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies NRL Launch Date 30 Jul 2009
Mission Links EOL Date 18 Aug 2010
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Orbit Type Orbit Period
Orbit Sense N/A Orbit Inclination 51.6 deg
Orbit Altitude 350 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications The ANDE-2 is a follow-up mission of ANDE (launch on STS-116 to ISS on Dec. 16, 2006 ) and a low-cost mission of NRL (Naval Research Laboratory) to demonstrate a method to monitor the thermospheric neutral density from an initial altitude of about 350 km downwards. The overall objective is to provide high-quality for satellites calibrating techniques and to improve the drag coefficient models for precision orbit determination.
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