SBIRS GEO 1 (Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous 1, USA 230): Know Everything About USA 230

Name Description
Name of Satellite, Alternate Names SBIRS GEO 1 (Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous 1, USA 230)
Current Official Name of Satellite USA 230
Country/Org of UN Registry USA
Country of Operator/Owner USA
Operator/Owner US Air Force
Users Military
Purpose Earth Observation
Detailed Purpose Infrared Imaging
Class of Orbit GEO
Longitude of GEO (degrees) -96.84
Perigee (km) 35,778
Apogee (km) 35,795
Eccentricity 2.02E-04
Inclination (degrees) 6.45
Period (minutes) 1436.11
Launch Mass (kg.) 4,500
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 07-05-2011
Expected Lifetime (yrs.) 12
Contractor Lockheed Martin Space Systems
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Cape Canaveral
Launch Vehicle Atlas 5
COSPAR Number 2011-019A
NORAD Number 37481
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