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AD-A Canister/Altair 2 - Satellite Information

Designation
Spacetrack catalog number 721
COSPAR ID 1963-053-B
Name in Spacetrack catalog SCOUT X-4 R/B

Satellite Details

Orbit 596 x 2,300 km, 78.6°
Category Rocket body
Country/organisation of origin United States
Intrinsic brightness (Magnitude) 7.7 (at 1000km distance, 50% illuminated)
Maximum brightness (Magnitude)5.5 (at perigee, 100% illuminated)

Launch

Date (UTC) 19 December 1963 18:49
Launch sitePoint Arguella,
United States
Launch vehicle Scout X-4
View from orbit pole
 

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