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DOY 198 | 2024-07-16T13:48:49Z

WESTFORD NEEDLES, 2531

Orbit data source: Space-Track

WESTFORD NEEDLES, 2531 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 ID2531
COSPAR ID
1963-014AK
Orbit
Active
Last TLE update2 months 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)
Latitude78.47923°
Longitude-73.77707°
Altitude3,619.091 km
Speed6.328 km/s
Apparent Right ascension14h 57m 20s
Apparent Declination40° 09' 35"
Sunlit
Object is in daylight
Predictive observer data (real-time)
Local Sidereal Time02:27:55
Azimuth354.306° N
Elevation-9.644°
Doppler factor1
Orbital elements
Apogee3,649.601 km
Perigee3,602.481 km
Semi-major axis10,004.178 km
Eccentricity0.002355
Inclination87.3002°
RAAN233.7703°
Arg. of periapsis107.9316°
True anomaly252.15388°
Mean anomaly252.4109°
Mean motion2.16906 °/min
BSTAR-0.0010627
Period165.97 mins
Definitive object data (Epoch: 2024-05-31T04:28:48.67Z)
Latitude-0.00008°
Longitude-82.60187°
Altitude3,637.583 km
Speed6.307 km/s
True Right ascension15h 35m 04s
True Declination0° 00' 00"
Sunlit
Object was in full shadow at TLE epoch
TLE from 2 months ago
0 WESTFORD NEEDLES
1  2531U 63014AK  24152.18667443  .00000001  00000-0 -10627-2 0  9998
2  2531  87.3002 233.7703 0023550 107.9316 252.4109  8.67338680362575
Epoch: 2024-05-31T04:28Z
No data available

WESTFORD NEEDLES Visibility forecast

Observer location: 39.9160978°, -105.1181434

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