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Tiros 1 - Satellite Information

Designation
Spacetrack catalog number29
COSPAR ID1960-002-B
Name in Spacetrack catalogTIROS 1

Satellite Details

Orbit 634 x 667 km, 48.4°
Country/organisation of origin United States
Intrinsic brightness (Magnitude) 8.2 (at 1000km distance, 50% illuminated)
Maximum brightness (Magnitude)6.2 (at perigee, 100% illuminated)

Launch

Date (UTC) 01 April 1960 11:40
Launch siteCape Canaveral Air Force Station,
United States
Launch vehicle Thor Able II
View from orbit pole
 

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