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Altair - Satellite Information

Designation
Spacetrack catalog number50
COSPAR ID1960-009-B
Name in Spacetrack catalogDELTA 1 R/B

Satellite Details

Orbit 1,502 x 1,682 km, 47.2°
Category Rocket body
Country/organisation of origin United States
Intrinsic brightness (Magnitude) 6.7 (at 1000km distance, 50% illuminated)
Maximum brightness (Magnitude)8.5 (at perigee, 100% illuminated)

Launch

Date (UTC) 12 August 1960 09:39
Launch siteCape Canaveral Air Force Station,
United States
Launch vehicle Thor Delta
View from orbit pole
 

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