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TacSat-3 was the third in a series of U.S. military reconnaissance satellites. It was assembled in an Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate facility at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico
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TheTacSat-3 satellitere-entered the Earths atmosphere on the 30th April, 2012 @ 20:04 GMT 15 minutes.

Inclination: 40.44
Revolution Number: 16700
Predicted Location: 40.2S, 110.8E



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TheTacSat-3 satelliteis predicted to re-enter the Earths atmosphere on the 30th April, 2012 @ 18:11 GMT 5 hours.

TACSAT 3
1 35001U 09028A   12119.94972525 +.02801089 +69582-5 +11075-2 0 09938
2 35001 040.4369 004.0355 0018133 264.4826 095.6560 16.22248166166701

Period: 88.99 minutes
Inclination: 40.44
Apogee: 234 km
Perigee: 215 km
Revolution Number: 16699
Predicted Location: 5.8N, 34.2E



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The TacSat-3 satellite that was launched on the 19th May, 2009, from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport is predicted to re-enter the Earths atmosphere on the 1st May, 2012 @ 00:46 GMT 48 hours.

TACSAT 3
1 35001U 09028A   12119.94972525 +.02801089 +69582-5 +11075-2 0 09938
2 35001 040.4369 004.0355 0018133 264.4826 095.6560 16.22248166166701

Period: 88.99 minutes
Inclination: 40.44
Apogee: 234 km
Perigee: 215 km
Revolution Number: 16703
Predicted Location: 8.8S, 109.6E



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ATK Announces TacSat-3 Satellite Has Exceeded Planned Mission Life, Reaching Two Year Anniversary On-Orbit

ATK joins the U.S. Air Force Space Command in observing the two year anniversary on-orbit for the Tactical Satellite-3 (TacSat-3). Originally designed for six months of operation with a one year goal, the spacecraft successfully transitioned from experimental to operational status last year, outliving its design life and surpassing original mission requirements.
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Tactical Satellite-3 will transition from an experimental demonstration to an operational asset when spacecraft control authority officially transfers June 12 from the Air Force Research Laboratory's Space Vehicles Directorate here to Air Force Space Command at Peterson AFB, Colo.
Launched in May 2009, the 880-pound satellite achieved many milestones such as proving the capability of transmitting processed data to a ground station within 10 minutes of call up.

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Orbital Sciences Corporation announced today that its Minotaur I rocket successfully launched the Tactical Satellite-3 (TacSat-3) for the U.S. Air Force. The mission originated earlier today from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) launch facility at NASAs Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, VA. At approximately 7:55 p.m. (Eastern), the rockets first stage ignited, beginning its flight into low-Earth orbit. Approximately 12 minutes later, the Minotaur I deployed the TacSat-3 spacecraft in its targeted orbit of approximately 460 kilometres above the Earths surface.
Todays mission was the 16th mission for the Minotaur program since its inception in 2000, all of which have been fully successful. It was also the third Minotaur I launch from the MARS facility, following the TacSat-2 and NFIRE missions conducted from the Eastern Virginia launch site in 2006 and 2007, respectively. Including the TacSat-3 mission, which carried four other smaller payloads, Minotaur I rockets have put a total of 30 satellites into orbit.


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Period: 93.51
Inclination: 40.46
Apogee: 467
Perigee: 426

TLE Data

POLYSAT CP6
1 35004U 09028D 09148.92963001 +.00003179 +00000-0 +82787-4 0 00125
2 35004 040.4633 355.7060 0029186 022.7858 337.4231 15.39915888001379


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HAWKSAT 1 satellite
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Period: 93.51
Inclination: 40.46
Apogee: 467
Perigee: 427

TLE Data

HAWKSAT 1
1 35003U 09028C 09148.67035104 +.00003480 +00000-0 +90193-4 0 00158
2 35003 040.4607 357.2695 0028258 019.9161 340.2696 15.39892898001343


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AEROCUBE 3 satellite
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Period: 93.52
Inclination: 40.47
Apogee: 467
Perigee: 427

TLE Data
AEROCUBE 3
1 35003U 09028C 09144.00148550 -.00000249 00000-0 00000+0 0 100
2 35003 040.4612 025.2293 0028667 342.7359 020.5409 15.39843441 625


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