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TIROS 3, 162

Orbit data source: Space-Track

TIROS 3, 162 is a payload satellite owned by GSFC (US) in LEO that was launched on Wed, 12 Jul 1961 UTC via a Thor Delta launch vehicle from the Air Force Eastern Test Range (AFETR). 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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TIROS 3 details
NORAD ID162
COSPAR ID
1961-017A
Orbit
LEO
Last TLE update15 hours ago
Origin
Flag of USGSFC (US)
ManufacturerRCA/East Windsor
BusTiros
MotorUnknown
Mass129 kg wet, 129 kg dry
Launch date (UTC)
1961-07-12 (63 years ago)
Launch vehicle
Thor Delta
Launch site
Air Force Eastern Test Range (AFETR)
Object type
Payload
Rocket body
Debris
Radar Cross Section0.83 m², Medium (>0.1 m² and < 1m²)
Predictive object data (real-time)
Latitude43.69189°
Longitude-138.06557°
Altitude725.304 km
Speed7.51 km/s
Apparent Right ascension14h 41m 20s
Apparent Declination6° 17' 22"
Sunlit
Object is in daylight
Predictive observer data (real-time)
Local Sidereal Time05:37:18
Azimuth51.82° ENE
Elevation-28.567°
Doppler factor1
Orbital elements
Apogee775.465 km
Perigee712.704 km
Semi-major axis7,122.221 km
Eccentricity0.004406
Inclination47.9003°
RAAN61.0057°
Arg. of periapsis155.856°
True anomaly204.23314°
Mean anomaly204.441°
Mean motion3.61094 °/min
BSTAR0.000091752
Period99.7 mins
Definitive object data (Epoch: 2024-06-23T03:00:49.745Z)
Latitude-0.00005°
Longitude104.01934°
Altitude771.898 km
Speed7.455 km/s
True Right ascension04h 04m 01s
True Declination0° 00' 00"
Sunlit
Object was in daylight at TLE epoch
TLE from 15 hours ago
0 TIROS 3
1   162U 61017A   24175.12557576  .00000160  00000-0  91752-4 0  9996
2   162  47.9003  61.0057 0044060 155.8560 204.4410 14.44702908312322
Epoch: 2024-06-23T03:00Z
No data available
Other satellites on launch #17 in the year 1961 (1961-07-12 UTC)

TIROS 3 Visibility forecast

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

TIROS 3 is not visible in the next 10 days
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