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Vanguard 2 - Satellite Information

Designation
Spacetrack catalog number11
COSPAR ID1959-001-A
Name in Spacetrack catalogVANGUARD 2

Satellite Details

Orbit 554 x 2,948 km, 32.9°
Category [satcat.0]
Country/organisation of origin United States
Intrinsic brightness (Magnitude) 8.2 (at 1000km distance, 50% illuminated)
Maximum brightness (Magnitude)5.6 (at perigee, 100% illuminated)

Launch

Date (UTC) 17 February 1959 15:55
Launch siteCape Canaveral Air Force Station,
United States
Launch vehicle Vanguard
View from orbit pole
 

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