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DAPP 3526 - Satellite Information

Designation
Spacetrack catalog number 4953
COSPAR ID 1971-012-A
Name in Spacetrack catalog OPS 5268 (DMSP 5A F3)

Satellite Details

Orbit 729 x 784 km, 98.7°
Category unknown
Country/organisation of origin United States
Intrinsic brightness (Magnitude) 7.2 (at 1000km distance, 50% illuminated)
Maximum brightness (Magnitude)5.8 (at perigee, 100% illuminated)

Launch

Date (UTC) 17 February 1971 03:52
Launch siteVandenberg AFB,
United States
Launch vehicle Thor Burner 2
View from orbit pole
 

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