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Courier 1B Rocket - Satellite Information

Spacetrack catalog number 59
COSPAR ID 1960-013-B
Name in Spacetrack catalog THOR ABLESTAR R/B

Satellite Details

Orbit 920 x 1,201 km, 28.2°
Category Rocket body
Country/organisation of origin United States
Intrinsic brightness (Magnitude) 5.2 (at 1000km distance, 50% illuminated)
Maximum brightness (Magnitude)4.8 (at perigee, 100% illuminated)


Date (UTC) 04 October 1960 17:50
Launch siteCape Canaveral Space Force Station,
United States
Launch vehicle Thor Ablestar
View from orbit pole