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TRANSIT 2A, 45

Orbit data source: Space-Track

TRANSIT 2A, 45 is a payload satellite owned by USN BuWeps (US) in LEO that was launched on Wed, 22 Jun 1960 UTC via a Thor Ablestar 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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TRANSIT 2A details
NORAD ID45
COSPAR ID
1960-007A
Orbit
LEO
Last TLE update10 hours ago
Origin
Flag of USUSN BuWeps (US)
ManufacturerAPL
BusTransit 1
MotorUnknown
Mass100 kg wet, 100 kg dry
Launch date (UTC)
1960-06-22 (64 years ago)
Launch vehicle
Thor Ablestar
Launch site
Air Force Eastern Test Range (AFETR)
Object type
Payload
Rocket body
Debris
Radar Cross Section0.44 m², Medium (>0.1 m² and < 1m²)
Predictive object data (real-time)
Latitude56.48789°
Longitude50.86614°
Altitude801.029 km
Speed7.45 km/s
Apparent Right ascension22h 38m 06s
Apparent Declination63° 52' 27"
Sunlit
Object is in daylight
Predictive observer data (real-time)
Local Sidereal Time10:47:44
Azimuth1.093° NNE
Elevation13.808°
Doppler factor1
Orbital elements
Apogee957.615 km
Perigee590.886 km
Semi-major axis7,152.388 km
Eccentricity0.0256368
Inclination66.6932°
RAAN123.3108°
Arg. of periapsis328.7117°
True anomaly31.39927°
Mean anomaly29.8935°
Mean motion3.58812 °/min
BSTAR0.00019703
Period100.33 mins
Definitive object data (Epoch: 2024-06-19T13:33:27.487Z)
Latitude-0.00006°
Longitude11.67677°
Altitude620.18 km
Speed7.632 km/s
True Right ascension08h 13m 14s
True Declination0° 00' 00"
Sunlit
Object was in daylight at TLE epoch
TLE from 10 hours ago
0 TRANSIT 2A
1 00045U 60007A   24171.56490148  .00000702  00000-0  19703-3 0  9996
2 00045  66.6932 123.3108 0256368 328.7117  29.8935 14.34755137275617
Epoch: 2024-06-19T13:33Z
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TRANSIT 2A Visibility forecast

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

TRANSIT 2A is not visible in the next 10 days
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