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Iridium 12 - Satellite Information

Designation
Spacetrack catalog number24837
COSPAR ID1997-030-B
Name in Spacetrack catalogIRIDIUM 12

Satellite Details

Orbit 776 x 779 km, 86.4°
Category [satcat.0]
Country/organisation of origin United States
Intrinsic brightness (Magnitude) 6.2 (at 1000km distance, 50% illuminated)
Maximum brightness (Magnitude)5.1 (at perigee, 100% illuminated)

Launch

Date (UTC) 18 June 1997 14:02
Launch siteBaikonur Cosmodrome,
Kazakhstan
Launch vehicle Proton-K/17S40
View from orbit pole
 

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