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S-56A Canister/Altair - Satellite Information

Designation
Spacetrack catalog number82
COSPAR ID1961-004-B
Name in Spacetrack catalogSCOUT X-1 R/B

Satellite Details

Orbit 632 x 2,503 km, 38.9°
Category Rocket body
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) 16 February 1961 13:05
Launch siteWallops Launch Facility,
United States
Launch vehicle Scout X-1
View from orbit pole
 

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