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Iridium 42 - Satellite Information

Designation
Spacetrack catalog number25077
COSPAR ID1997-077-A
Name in Spacetrack catalogIRIDIUM 42

Satellite Details

Orbit 776 x 779 km, 86.4°
Category [satcat.0]
Country/organisation of origin United States
Intrinsic brightness (Magnitude) 6.2 (at 1000km distance, 50% illuminated)
Maximum brightness (Magnitude)5.1 (at perigee, 100% illuminated)

Launch

Date (UTC) 08 December 1997 07:16
Launch siteTaiyuan Space Launch Center,
China
Launch vehicle Chang Zheng 2C-III/SD
View from orbit pole
 

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