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TRANSIT 4B, 202

Orbit data source: Space-Track

TRANSIT 4B, 202 is a payload satellite owned by USN BuWeps (US) in LEO that was launched on Wed, 15 Nov 1961 UTC via a Thor Ablestar 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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TRANSIT 4B details
NORAD ID202
COSPAR ID
1961-031A
Orbit
LEO
Last TLE update8 hours ago
Origin
Flag of USUSN BuWeps (US)
ManufacturerAPL
BusTransit 4
MotorUnknown
Mass89 kg wet, 89 kg dry
Launch date (UTC)
1961-11-15 (63 years ago)
Launch vehicle
Thor Ablestar
Launch site
Air Force Eastern Test Range (AFETR)
Object type
Payload
Rocket body
Debris
Radar Cross Section2.1 m², Large (>1 m²)
Predictive object data (real-time)
Latitude-32.31342°
Longitude159.06959°
Altitude965.153 km
Speed7.402 km/s
Apparent Right ascension12h 44m 50s
Apparent Declination-37° 26' 28"
Sunlit
Object is in daylight
Predictive observer data (real-time)
Local Sidereal Time02:16:53
Azimuth89.513° E
Elevation-71.916°
Doppler factor1
Orbital elements
Apogee1,100.831 km
Perigee950.676 km
Semi-major axis7,403.89 km
Eccentricity0.0101403
Inclination32.4379°
RAAN273.0904°
Arg. of periapsis290.4981°
True anomaly69.56406°
Mean anomaly68.4781°
Mean motion3.40685 °/min
BSTAR0.000087455
Period105.67 mins
Definitive object data (Epoch: 2024-07-16T05:18:33.278Z)
Latitude-0.00001°
Longitude-101.09148°
Altitude994.242 km
Speed7.37 km/s
True Right ascension18h 12m 21s
True Declination0° 00' 00"
Sunlit
Object was in full shadow at TLE epoch
TLE from 8 hours ago
0 TRANSIT 4B
1   202U 61031A   24198.22121850  .00000096  00000-0  87455-4 0  9998
2   202  32.4379 273.0904 0101403 290.4981  68.4781 13.63675564125324
Epoch: 2024-07-16T05:18Z
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Other satellites on launch #31 in the year 1961 (1961-11-15 UTC)

TRANSIT 4B Visibility forecast

Observer location: 39.9160978°, -105.1181434

TRANSIT 4B is not visible in the next 10 days
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