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DOY 175 | 2024-06-23T10:07:00Z

WESTFORD NEEDLES, 628

Orbit data source: Space-Track

WESTFORD NEEDLES, 628 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 ID628
COSPAR ID
1963-014F
Orbit
Active
Last TLE update1 day 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)
Latitude-70.68931°
Longitude-109.44803°
Altitude3,712.927 km
Speed6.278 km/s
Apparent Right ascension12h 05m 24s
Apparent Declination-73° 32' 40"
Sunlit
Object is in daylight
Predictive observer data (real-time)
Local Sidereal Time21:14:49
Azimuth197.685° SSW
Elevation-50.823°
Doppler factor1
Orbital elements
Apogee3,685.566 km
Perigee3,627.824 km
Semi-major axis10,034.832 km
Eccentricity0.0028771
Inclination87.3084°
RAAN272.1751°
Arg. of periapsis94.2208°
True anomaly265.86452°
Mean anomaly266.1934°
Mean motion2.15913 °/min
BSTARUnknown
Period166.73 mins
Definitive object data (Epoch: 2024-06-22T06:51:31.971Z)
Latitude-0.00001°
Longitude-101.65942°
Altitude3,663.051 km
Speed6.301 km/s
True Right ascension18h 08m 42s
True Declination0° 00' 00"
Sunlit
Object was in full shadow at TLE epoch
TLE from 1 day ago
0 WESTFORD NEEDLES
1 00628U 63014F   24174.28578671  .00000003  00000-0  00000-0 0  9995
2 00628  87.3084 272.1751 0028771  94.2208 266.1934  8.63369171926397
Epoch: 2024-06-22T06:51Z
No data available

WESTFORD NEEDLES Visibility forecast

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

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