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ANDE Avionics Deck Re-entry
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ANDE debris from the avionics deck that was launched on the 15th July, 2009 as part of the Atmospheric Neutral Density Experiment (ANDE) is predicted to re-enter the Earths atmosphere on the 13th February, 2010.

TLE Data
ANDE DEBRIS
1 35695U 09038G 10043.54754892 .00606623 21802-3 47644-3 0 2732
2 35695 051.6318 129.7303 0005268 017.0640 343.0668 16.14035577 31304

Period: 89.29
Inclination: 51.63
Apogee: 243
Perigee: 236


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ANDE CASTOR Cylinder Re-entry
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The ANDE CASTOR Cylinder is predicted to re-enter the Earths atmosphere on the 15th November, 2009.

Period: 89.9 minutes
Inclination: 51.63
Apogee: 274 km
Perigee: 265 km


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RE: ANDE-2 satellite
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ANDE Debri (CASTOR Cylinder) that was launched on the 15th July, 2009 as part of the Atmospheric Neutral Density Experiment (ANDE) is predicted to re-enter the Earths atmosphere on the 12th November, 2009.

TLE Data
ANDE CASTOR CYLINDER
1 35692U 09038D 09303.54923413 .00281659 43758-4 58180-3 0 1428
2 35692 051.6361 322.8611 0009228 035.6936 324.4699 15.98634878 14589

Period: 90.09
Inclination: 51.64
Apogee: 285
Perigee: 273

ANDE Castor and Pollux are two twin spherical microsatellites (0.39 metres) that were launched from the Shuttle payload bay. They were designed by students in cooperation with the Naval Research Laboratory. The satellites mission was to measure the density and composition of the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) atmosphere.
The Castor microsatellite stopped transmitting for unknown reasons on the 28th September, 2009.
The Pollux microsatellite stopped transmitting due to low battery power on the 13th September, 2009.

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ANDE-2 Deployed from Space Shuttle Endeavour
NRL's satellite suite, the Atmospheric Neutral Density Experiment 2 (ANDE-2), was deployed from NASA's Space Shuttle Endeavour on July 30, 2009. The ANDE-2 satellite suite consists of two nearly perfectly spherical micro-satellites. ANDE-2 is a low-cost mission designed to study the atmosphere of the Earth from low-Earth orbit by monitoring total atmospheric density between 300 and 400 km altitude.

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NRL's ANDE-2 Launches Aboard STS-127
The Naval Research Laboratory's satellite suite, the Atmospheric Neutral Density Experiment 2 (ANDE-2), launched aboard NASA's Space Shuttle Endeavour on July 15, 2009. The ANDE-2 satellite suite consists of two nearly perfectly spherical micro-satellites with instrumentation to perform two interrelated mission objectives. The first objective is to monitor the total atmospheric density along the orbit for improved orbit determination of resident space objects. The second is to provide a test object for both radar and optical U.S. Space Surveillance Network sensors.
ANDE-2 is a low-cost mission designed to study the atmosphere of the Earth from low-Earth orbit by monitoring total atmospheric density between 300 and 400 km altitude. ANDE-2 data will be used to improve methods for the precision orbit determination of space objects and to calibrate the Space Fence, a radar space surveillance system belonging to the Air Force 20th Space Control Squadron, a principal resource for tracking low-Earth orbiting space satellites.

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