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OAO 2 - Satellite Information

Designation
Spacetrack catalog number 3597
COSPAR ID 1968-110-A
Name in Spacetrack catalog OAO 2

Satellite Details

Orbit 735 x 743 km, 35.0°
Category unknown
Country/organisation of origin United States
Intrinsic brightness (Magnitude) 5.7 (at 1000km distance, 50% illuminated)
Maximum brightness (Magnitude)4.4 (at perigee, 100% illuminated)

Launch

Date (UTC) 07 December 1968 08:40
Launch siteCape Canaveral Air Force Station,
United States
Launch vehicle Atlas SLV-3C Centaur

Description

Orbiting Astronomical Observatory 2 with 11 ultra-violet telescopes
View from orbit pole
 

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