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EXPLORER 7, 22

Orbit data source: Space-Track

EXPLORER 7, 22 is a payload satellite owned by GSFC (US) in LEO that was launched on Tue, 13 Oct 1959 UTC via a Juno II 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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EXPLORER 7 details
NORAD ID22
COSPAR ID
1959-009A
Orbit
LEO
Last TLE update1 day ago
Origin
Flag of USGSFC (US)
ManufacturerABMA
BusS-1
MotorUnknown
Mass41 kg wet, 41 kg dry
Launch date (UTC)
1959-10-13 (65 years ago)
Launch vehicle
Juno II
Launch site
Air Force Eastern Test Range (AFETR)
Object type
Payload
Rocket body
Debris
Radar Cross Section0.5 m², Medium (>0.1 m² and < 1m²)
Predictive object data (real-time)
Latitude45.32153°
Longitude-75.20971°
Altitude472.142 km
Speed7.678 km/s
Apparent Right ascension06h 50m 54s
Apparent Declination7° 43' 39"
Sunlit
Object is in daylight
Predictive observer data (real-time)
Local Sidereal Time15:17:42
Azimuth301.306° NW
Elevation-21.59°
Doppler factor1
Orbital elements
Apogee623.099 km
Perigee466.766 km
Semi-major axis6,923.07 km
Eccentricity0.0112907
Inclination50.279°
RAAN40.0222°
Arg. of periapsis119.8146°
True anomaly240.28045°
Mean anomaly241.4088°
Mean motion3.76786 °/min
BSTAR0.00051636
Period95.54 mins
Definitive object data (Epoch: 2024-06-19T21:35:20.431Z)
Latitude-0.00004°
Longitude167.58773°
Altitude582.869 km
Speed7.549 km/s
True Right ascension02h 40m 05s
True Declination0° 00' 00"
Sunlit
Object was in daylight at TLE epoch
TLE from 1 day ago
0 EXPLORER 7
1 00022U 59009A   24171.89954203  .00008842  00000-0  51636-3 0  9998
2 00022  50.2790  40.0222 0112907 119.8146 241.4088 15.07379276689815
Epoch: 2024-06-19T21:35Z
No data available
Other satellites on launch #9 in the year 1959 (1959-10-13 UTC)

EXPLORER 7 Visibility forecast

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

EXPLORER 7 is not visible in the next 10 days
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