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MIDAS 3, 163

Orbit data source: Space-Track

MIDAS 3, 163 is a payload satellite owned by USAF SSD (US) that was launched on Wed, 12 Jul 1961 UTC via an Atlas Agena B 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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MIDAS 3 details
NORAD ID163
COSPAR ID
1961-018A
Orbit
Active
Last TLE update23 hours ago
Origin
Flag of USUSAF SSD (US)
ManufacturerLMSC
BusMidas
MotorUnknown
Mass~1,540 kg wet, 840 kg dry
Launch date (UTC)
1961-07-12 (63 years ago)
Launch vehicle
Atlas Agena B
Launch site
Air Force Western Test Range (AFWTR)
Object type
Payload
Rocket body
Debris
Radar Cross Section10 m², Large (>1 m²)
Predictive object data (real-time)
Latitude17.32373°
Longitude145.62607°
Altitude3,406.997 km
Speed6.397 km/s
Apparent Right ascension21h 49m 43s
Apparent Declination-6° 15' 02"
Sunlit
Object is in daylight
Predictive observer data (real-time)
Local Sidereal Time05:45:38
Azimuth284.539° WNW
Elevation-26.056°
Doppler factor1
Orbital elements
Apogee3,537.827 km
Perigee3,345.975 km
Semi-major axis9,820.038 km
Eccentricity0.0097684
Inclination91.093°
RAAN174.3513°
Arg. of periapsis230.3353°
True anomaly129.75164°
Mean anomaly128.887°
Mean motion2.23035 °/min
BSTAR-0.00083388
Period161.41 mins
Definitive object data (Epoch: 2024-06-22T19:50:28.823Z)
Latitude-0.00008°
Longitude-34.75328°
Altitude3,507.177 km
Speed6.331 km/s
True Right ascension11h 37m 24s
True Declination0° 00' 00"
Sunlit
Object was in daylight at TLE epoch
TLE from 23 hours ago
0 MIDAS 3
1 00163U 61018A   24174.82672250 -.00000001  00000-0 -83388-3 0  9992
2 00163  91.0930 174.3513 0097684 230.3353 128.8870  8.91835777 49430
Epoch: 2024-06-22T19:50Z
No data available

MIDAS 3 Visibility forecast

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

MIDAS 3 is not visible in the next 10 days
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