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Vanguard 1 Rocket - Satellite Information

Designation
Spacetrack catalog number16
COSPAR ID1958-002-A
Name in Spacetrack catalogVANGUARD R/B

Satellite Details

Orbit 651 x 4,230 km, 34.3°
Category Rocket body
Country/organisation of origin United States
Intrinsic brightness (Magnitude) 7.7 (at 1000km distance, 50% illuminated)
Maximum brightness (Magnitude)5.8 (at perigee, 100% illuminated)

Launch

Date (UTC) 17 March 1958 12:15
Launch siteCape Canaveral Air Force Station,
United States
Launch vehicle Vanguard
View from orbit pole
 

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