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Iridium 53 - Satellite Information

Designation
Spacetrack catalog number 25173
COSPAR ID 1998-010-E
Name in Spacetrack catalog IRIDIUM 53

Satellite Details

Orbit 776 x 779 km, 86.4°
Category unknown
Country/organisation of origin Iridium Communications Inc.
Intrinsic brightness (Magnitude) 6.2 (at 1000km distance, 50% illuminated)
Maximum brightness (Magnitude)5.1 (at perigee, 100% illuminated)

Launch

Date (UTC) 18 February 1998 13:58
Launch siteVandenberg AFB,
United States
Launch vehicle Delta 7920-10C
View from orbit pole
 

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