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Vanguard 2 Rocket - Satellite Information

Designation
Spacetrack catalog number 12
COSPAR ID 1959-001-B
Name in Spacetrack catalog VANGUARD R/B

Satellite Details

Orbit 553 x 3,336 km, 32.9°
Category Rocket body
Country/organisation of origin United States
Intrinsic brightness (Magnitude) 7.2 (at 1000km distance, 50% illuminated)
Maximum brightness (Magnitude)4.6 (at perigee, 100% illuminated)

Launch

Date (UTC) 17 February 1959 15:55
Launch siteCape Canaveral Air Force Station,
United States
Launch vehicle Vanguard
View from orbit pole
 

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