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DOY 173 | 2024-06-21T03:56:51Z

VANGUARD R/B, 12

Orbit data source: Space-Track

VANGUARD R/B, 12 is space debris in LEO originally from a launch on Tue, 17 Feb 1959 UTC launched from the Air Force Eastern Test Range (AFETR). Debris objects in space refer to the collection of defunct objects orbiting the Earth. Examples of debris include non-operational satellites, rocket bodies, and fragments generated from explosions, collisions, or faulty payload assembly.

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VANGUARD R/B details
NORAD ID12
COSPAR ID
1959-001B
Orbit
LEO
Last TLE update2 days ago
Origin
Flag of USNASA BSC (US)
ManufacturerGCR/Redlands
Bus33-KS-2800
MotorUnknown
Mass22 kg wet, 22 kg dry
Launch date (UTC)
1959-02-17 (65 years ago)
Launch vehicleUnknown
Launch site
Air Force Eastern Test Range (AFETR)
Object type
Payload
Rocket body
Debris
Radar Cross Section0.53 m², Medium (>0.1 m² and < 1m²)
Predictive object data (real-time)
Latitude29.63376°
Longitude174.79328°
Altitude3,187.935 km
Speed5.951 km/s
Apparent Right ascension23h 20m 48s
Apparent Declination3° 35' 13"
Sunlit
Object is in daylight
Predictive observer data (real-time)
Local Sidereal Time14:55:46
Azimuth62.064° ENE
Elevation-24.368°
Doppler factor1
Orbital elements
Apogee3,307.642 km
Perigee557.572 km
Semi-major axis8,310.744 km
Eccentricity0.1654527
Inclination32.9058°
RAAN266.0076°
Arg. of periapsis217.1498°
True anomaly142.90592°
Mean anomaly130.249°
Mean motion2.86473 °/min
BSTAR0.0010126
Period125.67 mins
Definitive object data (Epoch: 2024-06-19T15:54:47.367Z)
Latitude-0.00003°
Longitude118.94398°
Altitude2,929.202 km
Speed6.14 km/s
True Right ascension17h 44m 01s
True Declination0° 00' 00"
Sunlit
Object was in full shadow at TLE epoch
TLE from 2 days ago
0 VANGUARD R/B
1 00012U 59001B   24171.66304824  .00001743  00000-0  10126-2 0  9993
2 00012  32.9058 266.0076 1654527 217.1498 130.2490 11.46528414447719
Epoch: 2024-06-19T15:54Z
No data available
Other satellites on launch #1 in the year 1959 (1959-02-17 UTC)

VANGUARD R/B Visibility forecast

Observer location: 39.9160978°, -105.1181434, 0m alt.

VANGUARD R/B is not visible in the next 10 days
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