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Alouette 1 - Satellite Information

Designation
Spacetrack catalog number424
COSPAR ID1962-049-A
Name in Spacetrack catalogALOUETTE 1 (S-27)

Satellite Details

Orbit 987 x 1,019 km, 80.5°
Country/organisation of origin Canada
Intrinsic brightness (Magnitude) 6.2 (at 1000km distance, 50% illuminated)
Maximum brightness (Magnitude)6.1 (at perigee, 100% illuminated)

Launch

Date (UTC) 29 September 1962 06:05
Launch siteVandenberg AFB,
United States
Launch vehicle Thor Agena B
View from orbit pole
 

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