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OAO 3 Copernicus - Satellite Information

Designation
Spacetrack catalog number 6153
COSPAR ID 1972-065-A
Name in Spacetrack catalog OAO 3 (COPERNICUS)

Satellite Details

Orbit 695 x 704 km, 35.0°
Category unknown
Country/organisation of origin United States
Intrinsic brightness (Magnitude) 5.2 (at 1000km distance, 50% illuminated)
Maximum brightness (Magnitude)3.6 (at perigee, 100% illuminated)

Launch

Date (UTC) 21 August 1972 10:28
Launch siteCape Canaveral Air Force Station,
United States
Launch vehicle Atlas SLV-3C Centaur

Description

X-Ray and Ultra-Violet astronomy satellite
View from orbit pole
 

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