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FLOCK 4Y 16, 55040

Orbit data source: Space-Track

FLOCK 4Y 16, 55040 is a payload satellite owned by Planet (US) in LEO that was launched on Tue, 03 Jan 2023 UTC via a Falcon 9 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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FLOCK 4Y 16 details
NORAD ID55040
COSPAR ID
2023-001AH
Orbit
LEO
Last TLE update18 hours ago
Origin
Flag of USPlanet (US)
ManufacturerPlanet
BusCubesat 3U
MotorUnknown
Mass5.7 kg wet, 5.7 kg dry
Launch date (UTC)
2023-01-03 (2 years ago)
Launch vehicle
Falcon 9
Launch site
Air Force Eastern Test Range (AFETR)
Object type
Payload
Rocket body
Debris
Radar Cross SectionSmall (<0.1 m²)
Predictive object data (real-time)
Latitude-52.6496°
Longitude-128.05755°
Altitude503.142 km
Speed7.608 km/s
Apparent Right ascension09h 09m 40s
Apparent Declination-63° 36' 30"
Sunlit
Object is in daylight
Predictive observer data (real-time)
Local Sidereal Time00:35:39
Azimuth145.676° SSE
Elevation-51.908°
Doppler factor1
Orbital elements
Apogee480.103 km
Perigee466.032 km
Semi-major axis6,851.204 km
Eccentricity0.0010269
Inclination97.4275°
RAAN260.017°
Arg. of periapsis75.5037°
True anomaly284.62036°
Mean anomaly284.7342°
Mean motion3.8273 °/min
BSTAR0.00069936
Period94.06 mins
Definitive object data (Epoch: 2024-07-15T17:39:57.654Z)
Latitude-0.00001°
Longitude60.96174°
Altitude477.433 km
Speed7.628 km/s
True Right ascension17h 20m 04s
True Declination0° 00' 00"
Sunlit
Object was in full shadow at TLE epoch
TLE from 18 hours ago
0 FLOCK 4Y 16
1 55040U 23001AH  24197.73608396  .00020233  00000-0  69936-3 0  9991
2 55040  97.4275 260.0170 0010269  75.5037 284.7342 15.29899116 85151
Epoch: 2024-07-15T17:39Z
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FLOCK 4Y 16 Visibility forecast

Observer location: 39.9160978°, -105.1181434

FLOCK 4Y 16 is not visible in the next 10 days
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