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Tiros 2 - Satellite Information

Designation
Spacetrack catalog number63
COSPAR ID1960-016-A
Name in Spacetrack catalogTIROS 2

Satellite Details

Orbit 281 x 287 km, 48.5°
Country/organisation of origin United States
Intrinsic brightness (Magnitude) 8.2 (at 1000km distance, 50% illuminated)
Maximum brightness (Magnitude)2.7 (at perigee, 100% illuminated)

Launch

Date (UTC) 23 November 1960 11:13
Launch siteCape Canaveral Air Force Station,
United States
Launch vehicle Thor Delta
View from orbit pole
 

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