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DOY 173 | 2024-06-21T04:36:04Z

WESTFORD NEEDLES, 602

Orbit data source: Space-Track

WESTFORD NEEDLES, 602 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 ID602
COSPAR ID
1963-014E
Orbit
Active
Last TLE update2 days ago
Origin
Flag of USUSAF SSD (US)
ManufacturerUnknown
BusUnknown
MotorUnknown
Mass~10 kg wet, ~10 kg dry
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)
Latitude11.75607°
Longitude-59.97864°
Altitude3,648.758 km
Speed6.301 km/s
Apparent Right ascension04h 40m 40s
Apparent Declination-8° 02' 20"
Sunlit
Object is in daylight
Predictive observer data (real-time)
Local Sidereal Time15:35:05
Azimuth330.903° NNW
Elevation-54.914°
Doppler factor1
Orbital elements
Apogee3,670.767 km
Perigee3,582.931 km
Semi-major axis10,004.986 km
Eccentricity0.0043896
Inclination87.3235°
RAAN258.9718°
Arg. of periapsis54.9833°
True anomaly305.10235°
Mean anomaly305.5131°
Mean motion2.16879 °/min
BSTAR-0.007453
Period165.99 mins
Definitive object data (Epoch: 2024-06-19T15:19:36.916Z)
Latitude-0.00004°
Longitude120.72584°
Altitude3,605.827 km
Speed6.327 km/s
True Right ascension17h 15m 53s
True Declination0° 00' 00"
Sunlit
Object was in full shadow at TLE epoch
TLE from 2 days ago
0 WESTFORD NEEDLES
1 00602U 63014E   24171.63862172 -.00000013  00000-0 -74530-2 0  9999
2 00602  87.3235 258.9718 0043896  54.9833 305.5131  8.67233698934769
Epoch: 2024-06-19T15:19Z
No data available

WESTFORD NEEDLES Visibility forecast

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

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