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Transit 2A - Satellite Information

Designation
Spacetrack catalog number45
COSPAR ID1960-007-A
Name in Spacetrack catalogTRANSIT 2A

Satellite Details

Orbit 602 x 961 km, 66.7°
Category [satcat.0]
Country/organisation of origin United States
Intrinsic brightness (Magnitude) 6.7 (at 1000km distance, 50% illuminated)
Maximum brightness (Magnitude)4.5 (at perigee, 100% illuminated)

Launch

Date (UTC) 22 June 1960 05:54
Launch siteCape Canaveral Air Force Station,
United States
Launch vehicle Thor Ablestar
View from orbit pole
 

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