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Altair 2 - Satellite Information

Designation
Spacetrack catalog number 2180
COSPAR ID 1966-041-B
Name in Spacetrack catalog SCOUT A R/B

Satellite Details

Orbit 837 x 950 km, 90.2°
Category Rocket body
Country/organisation of origin United States
Intrinsic brightness (Magnitude) 8.2 (at 1000km distance, 50% illuminated)
Maximum brightness (Magnitude)7.4 (at perigee, 100% illuminated)

Launch

Date (UTC) 19 May 1966 02:27
Launch siteVandenberg AFB,
United States
Launch vehicle Scout A
View from orbit pole
 

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