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WESTFORD NEEDLES, 2431

Orbit data source: Space-Track

WESTFORD NEEDLES, 2431 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 ID2431
COSPAR ID
1963-014AC
Orbit
Active
Last TLE update10 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)
Latitude-51.19311°
Longitude89.12068°
Altitude3,746.012 km
Speed6.241 km/s
Apparent Right ascension08h 37m 06s
Apparent Declination-70° 23' 19"
Sunlit
Object is in daylight
Predictive observer data (real-time)
Local Sidereal Time02:27:36
Azimuth154.828° SSE
Elevation-37.96°
Doppler factor1
Orbital elements
Apogee4,112.985 km
Perigee3,116.861 km
Semi-major axis9,993.06 km
Eccentricity0.0498408
Inclination87.4747°
RAAN255.7914°
Arg. of periapsis336.9605°
True anomaly23.12728°
Mean anomaly20.959°
Mean motion2.17268 °/min
BSTAR0.015768
Period165.69 mins
Definitive object data (Epoch: 2024-07-16T03:41:08.887Z)
Latitude-0.00004°
Longitude-93.97216°
Altitude3,157.472 km
Speed6.614 km/s
True Right ascension17h 03m 09s
True Declination0° 00' 00"
Sunlit
Object was in daylight at TLE epoch
TLE from 10 hours ago
0 WESTFORD NEEDLES
1  2431U 63014AC  24198.15357509  .00000042  00000-0  15768-1 0  9997
2  2431  87.4747 255.7914 0498408 336.9605  20.9590  8.68784697865149
Epoch: 2024-07-16T03:41Z
No data available

WESTFORD NEEDLES Visibility forecast

Observer location: 39.9160978°, -105.1181434

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