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DMSP B5D1-3 - Satellite Information

Spacetrack catalog number 10820
COSPAR ID 1978-042-A
Name in Spacetrack catalog OPS 6182 (DMSP 5D-1 F3)

Satellite Details

Orbit 768 x 780 km, 98.5°
Category unknown
Country/organisation of origin United States
Intrinsic brightness (Magnitude) 5.2 (at 1000km distance, 50% illuminated)
Maximum brightness (Magnitude)4.1 (at perigee, 100% illuminated)


Date (UTC) 01 May 1978 03:05
Launch siteVandenberg AFB,
United States
Launch vehicle Thor DSV-2U
View from orbit pole