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PORCUPINE 1, 1272

Orbit data source: Space-Track

PORCUPINE 1, 1272 is a payload satellite owned by NRL (US) in LEO that was launched on Tue, 09 Mar 1965 UTC via a Thor SLV-2 Agena D launch vehicle from the Air Force Western Test Range (AFWTR). Payloads include a variety of satellites, spacecraft, and rockets equipped with specific instruments for various scientific and technological missions. These include communications satellites like Starlink; space stations such as the ISS; scientific satellites like the Hubble; Earth observation satellites from companies like Planet Labs, Umbra, and HawkEye 360; GPS; miniature CubeSats for education and research; and military/defense satellites.

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PORCUPINE 1 details
NORAD ID1272
COSPAR ID
1965-016H
Orbit
LEO
Last TLE update6 hours ago
Origin
Flag of USNRL (US)
ManufacturerNRL
BusNRL 9"
MotorUnknown
Mass4 kg wet, 4 kg dry
Launch date (UTC)
1965-03-09 (59 years ago)
Launch vehicle
Thor SLV-2 Agena D
Launch site
Air Force Western Test Range (AFWTR)
Object type
Payload
Rocket body
Debris
Radar Cross Section0.21 m², Medium (>0.1 m² and < 1m²)
Predictive object data (real-time)
Latitude12.20303°
Longitude85.50709°
Altitude929.123 km
Speed7.381 km/s
Apparent Right ascension08h 55m 20s
Apparent Declination-15° 06' 02"
Sunlit
Object is in daylight
Predictive observer data (real-time)
Local Sidereal Time00:08:31
Azimuth73.584° E
Elevation-41.287°
Doppler factor1
Orbital elements
Apogee928.999 km
Perigee893.651 km
Semi-major axis7,289.462 km
Eccentricity0.0024246
Inclination70.0803°
RAAN288.0395°
Arg. of periapsis311.2242°
True anomaly48.88638°
Mean anomaly48.6773°
Mean motion3.48739 °/min
BSTAR0.00009598
Period103.23 mins
Definitive object data (Epoch: 2024-07-21T05:12:15.909Z)
Latitude-0.00003°
Longitude-89.49393°
Altitude903.954 km
Speed7.406 km/s
True Right ascension19h 12m 09s
True Declination0° 00' 00"
Sunlit
Object was in full shadow at TLE epoch
TLE from 6 hours ago
0 PORCUPINE 1
1  1272U 65016H   24203.21685080  .00000076  00000-0  95980-4 0  9999
2  1272  70.0803 288.0395 0024246 311.2242  48.6773 13.94389402 19839
Epoch: 2024-07-21T05:12Z
No data available

PORCUPINE 1 Visibility forecast

Observer location: 39.9160978°, -105.1181434

PORCUPINE 1 is not visible in the next 10 days
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