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Transit VBN-1 - Satellite Information

Designation
Spacetrack catalog number 670
COSPAR ID 1963-038-B
Name in Spacetrack catalog TRANSIT 5B-1

Satellite Details

Orbit 1,060 x 1,124 km, 90.0°
Category unknown
Country/organisation of origin United States
Intrinsic brightness (Magnitude) 8.7 (at 1000km distance, 50% illuminated)
Maximum brightness (Magnitude)9.0 (at perigee, 100% illuminated)

Launch

Date (UTC) 28 September 1963 20:22
Launch siteVandenberg Space Force Base,
United States
Launch vehicle Thor Ablestar
View from orbit pole
 

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