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TIROS 6, 397

Orbit data source: Space-Track

TIROS 6, 397 is a payload satellite owned by GSFC (US) in LEO that was launched on Tue, 18 Sep 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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TIROS 6 details
NORAD ID397
COSPAR ID
1962-047A
Orbit
LEO
Last TLE update13 hours ago
Origin
Flag of USGSFC (US)
ManufacturerRCA/East Windsor
BusTiros
MotorUnknown
Mass127 kg wet, 127 kg dry
Launch date (UTC)
1962-09-18 (62 years ago)
Launch vehicle
Thor Delta
Launch site
Air Force Eastern Test Range (AFETR)
Object type
Payload
Rocket body
Debris
Radar Cross Section0.8 m², Medium (>0.1 m² and < 1m²)
Predictive object data (real-time)
Latitude11.80116°
Longitude129.00272°
Altitude595.207 km
Speed7.563 km/s
Apparent Right ascension15h 54m 01s
Apparent Declination-31° 14' 58"
Sunlit
Object is in daylight
Predictive observer data (real-time)
Local Sidereal Time10:12:42
Azimuth117.448° SE
Elevation-16.228°
Doppler factor1
Orbital elements
Apogee594.055 km
Perigee588.933 km
Semi-major axis6,969.631 km
Eccentricity0.0003675
Inclination58.3026°
RAAN187.5411°
Arg. of periapsis184.3479°
True anomaly175.75672°
Mean anomaly175.7536°
Mean motion3.73017 °/min
BSTAR0.00014703
Period96.51 mins
Definitive object data (Epoch: 2024-06-19T10:22:49.365Z)
Latitude-0.00004°
Longitude123.6964°
Altitude595.998 km
Speed7.561 km/s
True Right ascension12h 30m 09s
True Declination0° 00' 00"
Sunlit
Object was in daylight at TLE epoch
TLE from 13 hours ago
0 TIROS 6
1 00397U 62047A   24171.43251581  .00001276  00000-0  14703-3 0  9996
2 00397  58.3026 187.5411 0003675 184.3479 175.7536 14.91893294303548
Epoch: 2024-06-19T10:22Z
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TIROS 6 Visibility forecast

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

TIROS 6 is not visible in the next 10 days
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