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Atlas Centaur 2 - Satellite Information

Spacetrack catalog number 694
COSPAR ID 1963-047-A
Name in Spacetrack catalog ATLAS CENTAUR 2 R/B

Satellite Details

Orbit 459 x 1,303 km, 30.4°
Category Rocket body
Country/organisation of origin United States
Intrinsic brightness (Magnitude) 2.7 (at 1000km distance, 50% illuminated)
Maximum brightness (Magnitude)-0.7 (at perigee, 100% illuminated)


Date (UTC) 27 November 1963 19:03
Launch siteCape Canaveral Space Force Station,
United States
Launch vehicle Atlas Centaur


This Centaur-D upper stage was the first liquid hydrogen fuelled rocket to successfully reach orbit.
Picture of satellite
View from orbit pole