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DOY 175 | 2024-06-23T10:37:56Z

VANGUARD R/B, 16

Orbit data source: Space-Track

VANGUARD R/B, 16 is space debris originally from a launch on Mon, 17 Mar 1958 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 ID16
COSPAR ID
1958-002A
Orbit
Active
Last TLE update1 day ago
Origin
Flag of USNRL (US)
ManufacturerGCR/Redlands
Bus33-KS-2800
MotorUnknown
Mass22 kg wet, 22 kg dry
Launch date (UTC)
1958-03-17 (66 years ago)
Launch vehicleUnknown
Launch site
Air Force Eastern Test Range (AFETR)
Object type
Payload
Rocket body
Debris
Radar Cross Section0.22 m², Medium (>0.1 m² and < 1m²)
Predictive object data (real-time)
Latitude-34.36407°
Longitude127.0529°
Altitude835.706 km
Speed8.086 km/s
Apparent Right ascension09h 57m 29s
Apparent Declination-36° 49' 30"
Sunlit
Object is in daylight
Predictive observer data (real-time)
Local Sidereal Time21:45:50
Azimuth322.62° NNW
Elevation-86.157°
Doppler factor1
Orbital elements
Apogee4,223.791 km
Perigee651.993 km
Semi-major axis8,816.029 km
Eccentricity0.2025741
Inclination34.274°
RAAN241.3143°
Arg. of periapsis299.5908°
True anomaly60.46938°
Mean anomaly41.7863°
Mean motion2.62201 °/min
BSTAR0.00050101
Period137.3 mins
Definitive object data (Epoch: 2024-06-22T07:34:56.069Z)
Latitude
Longitude-143.40033°
Altitude1,305.495 km
Speed7.652 km/s
True Right ascension16h 05m 15s
True Declination0° 00' 00"
Sunlit
Object was in full shadow at TLE epoch
TLE from 1 day ago
0 VANGUARD R/B
1 00016U 58002A   24174.31592673  .00000380  00000-0  50101-3 0  9997
2 00016  34.2740 241.3143 2025741 299.5908  41.7863 10.49300572612751
Epoch: 2024-06-22T07:34Z
No data available
Other satellites on launch #2 in the year 1958 (1958-03-17 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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