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Explorer 7 - Satellite Information

Designation
Spacetrack catalog number 22
COSPAR ID 1959-009-A
Name in Spacetrack catalog EXPLORER 7

Satellite Details

Orbit 492 x 706 km, 50.3°
Category unknown
Country/organisation of origin United States
Intrinsic brightness (Magnitude) 8.2 (at 1000km distance, 50% illuminated)
Maximum brightness (Magnitude)5.1 (at perigee, 100% illuminated)

Launch

Date (UTC) 13 October 1959 15:30
Launch siteCape Canaveral Air Force Station,
United States
Launch vehicle Juno II
View from orbit pole
 

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