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NOAA 12 - Satellite Information

Designation
Spacetrack catalog number21263
COSPAR ID1991-032-A
Name in Spacetrack catalogNOAA 12

Satellite Details

Orbit 796 x 816 km, 98.7°
Country/organisation of origin United States
Intrinsic brightness (Magnitude) 4.7 (at 1000km distance, 50% illuminated)
Maximum brightness (Magnitude)3.7 (at perigee, 100% illuminated)

Launch

Date (UTC) 14 May 1991 15:52
Launch siteVandenberg AFB,
United States
Launch vehicle Atlas E
View from orbit pole
 

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