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TELSTAR 1, 340

Orbit data source: Space-Track

TELSTAR 1, 340 is a payload satellite owned by AT&T (US) that was launched on Tue, 10 Jul 1962 UTC via a Thor Delta 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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TELSTAR 1 details
NORAD ID340
COSPAR ID
1962-029A
Orbit
Active
Last TLE update13 hours ago
Origin
Flag of USAT&T (US)
ManufacturerAT&T/BTL
BusTSX
MotorUnknown
Mass77 kg wet, 77 kg dry
Launch date (UTC)
1962-07-10 (62 years ago)
Launch vehicle
Thor Delta
Launch site
Air Force Eastern Test Range (AFETR)
Object type
Payload
Rocket body
Debris
Radar Cross Section0.49 m², Medium (>0.1 m² and < 1m²)
Predictive object data (real-time)
Latitude27.89001°
Longitude48.52555°
Altitude1,771.612 km
Speed7.527 km/s
Apparent Right ascension18h 37m 15s
Apparent Declination-3° 00' 38"
Sunlit
Object is in daylight
Predictive observer data (real-time)
Local Sidereal Time00:35:46
Azimuth267.454° W
Elevation-1.649°
Doppler factor1
Orbital elements
Apogee5,633.317 km
Perigee954.432 km
Semi-major axis9,672.011 km
Eccentricity0.2418776
Inclination44.7918°
RAAN175.205°
Arg. of periapsis198.428°
True anomaly268.62198°
Mean anomaly296.1782°
Mean motion2.28175 °/min
BSTAR-0.00094469
Period157.77 mins
Definitive object data (Epoch: 2024-07-20T22:17:41.37Z)
Latitude42.46143°
Longitude14.98751°
Altitude2,783.801 km
Speed6.773 km/s
True Right ascension19h 14m 22s
True Declination42° 19' 41"
Sunlit
Object was in daylight at TLE epoch
TLE from 13 hours ago
0 TELSTAR 1
1 00340U 62029A   24202.92895105 -.00000146  00000-0 -94469-3 0  9993
2 00340  44.7918 175.2050 2418776 198.4280 296.1782  9.12880114 68855
Epoch: 2024-07-20T22:17Z
No data available
Other satellites on launch #29 in the year 1962 (1962-07-10 UTC)

TELSTAR 1 Visibility forecast

Observer location: 39.9160978°, -105.1181434

TELSTAR 1 is not visible in the next 10 days
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