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WESTFORD NEEDLES, 2381

Orbit data source: Space-Track

WESTFORD NEEDLES, 2381 is space debris originally from a launch on Thu, 09 May 1963 UTC launched from the Air Force Western Test Range (AFWTR). 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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WESTFORD NEEDLES details
NORAD ID2381
COSPAR ID
1963-014AB
Orbit
Active
Last TLE update14 hours ago
Origin
Flag of USUSAF SSD (US)
ManufacturerUnknown
BusUnknown
MotorUnknown
MassWet unknown, Dry mass unknown
Launch date (UTC)
1963-05-09 (61 years ago)
Launch vehicleUnknown
Launch site
Air Force Western Test Range (AFWTR)
Object type
Payload
Rocket body
Debris
Radar Cross SectionMedium (>0.1 m² and <1 m²)
Predictive object data (real-time)
Latitude65.72271°
Longitude-93.06282°
Altitude3,943.93 km
Speed6.124 km/s
Apparent Right ascension12h 17m 45s
Apparent Declination30° 41' 43"
Sunlit
Object is in daylight
Predictive observer data (real-time)
Local Sidereal Time01:01:57
Azimuth10.017° NNE
Elevation-18.648°
Doppler factor1
Orbital elements
Apogee4,033.607 km
Perigee3,214.605 km
Semi-major axis10,002.243 km
Eccentricity0.0409409
Inclination87.2898°
RAAN165.7379°
Arg. of periapsis286.4812°
True anomaly73.60517°
Mean anomaly69.1443°
Mean motion2.16969 °/min
BSTAR0.0081548
Period165.92 mins
Definitive object data (Epoch: 2024-07-15T22:01:59.808Z)
Latitude0.00002°
Longitude-99.00569°
Altitude3,497.609 km
Speed6.395 km/s
True Right ascension11h 02m 57s
True Declination0° 00' 00"
Sunlit
Object was in daylight at TLE epoch
TLE from 14 hours ago
0 WESTFORD NEEDLES
1 02381U 63014AB  24197.91805334  .00000021  00000-0  81548-2 0  9995
2 02381  87.2898 165.7379 0409409 286.4812  69.1443  8.67589609330453
Epoch: 2024-07-15T22:01Z
No data available

WESTFORD NEEDLES Visibility forecast

Observer location: 39.9160978°, -105.1181434

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