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DMSP 8531 - Satellite Information

Designation
Spacetrack catalog number 7218
COSPAR ID 1974-015-A
Name in Spacetrack catalog OPS 8579 (DMSP 5B F5)

Satellite Details

Orbit 747 x 830 km, 99.1°
Category unknown
Country/organisation of origin United States
Intrinsic brightness (Magnitude) 6.2 (at 1000km distance, 50% illuminated)
Maximum brightness (Magnitude)4.9 (at perigee, 100% illuminated)

Launch

Date (UTC) 16 March 1974 08:00
Launch siteVandenberg Space Force Base,
United States
Launch vehicle Thor Burner 2A
View from orbit pole
 

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