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DOY 175 | 2024-06-23T16:52:59Z

WESTFORD NEEDLES, 629

Orbit data source: Space-Track

WESTFORD NEEDLES, 629 is space debris originally from a launch on Thu, 09 May 1963 UTC via an Atlas Agena B launch vehicle 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 ID629
COSPAR ID
1963-014G
Orbit
Active
Last TLE update1 day ago
Origin
Flag of USUSAF SSD (US)
ManufacturerMIT-LL
BusUnknown
MotorUnknown
Mass8 kg wet, 8 kg dry
Launch date (UTC)
1963-05-09 (61 years ago)
Launch vehicle
Atlas Agena B
Launch site
Air Force Western Test Range (AFWTR)
Object type
Payload
Rocket body
Debris
Radar Cross SectionLarge (>1 m²)
Predictive object data (real-time)
Latitude10.59805°
Longitude111.86105°
Altitude3,544.856 km
Speed6.37 km/s
Apparent Right ascension16h 56m 07s
Apparent Declination-8° 51' 53"
Sunlit
Object is in full shadow
Predictive observer data (real-time)
Local Sidereal Time04:01:54
Azimuth335.068° NNW
Elevation-56.678°
Doppler factor1
Orbital elements
Apogee3,744.07 km
Perigee3,535.259 km
Semi-major axis10,017.801 km
Eccentricity0.010422
Inclination87.3119°
RAAN260.3914°
Arg. of periapsis31.4097°
True anomaly328.67615°
Mean anomaly329.2929°
Mean motion2.16463 °/min
BSTAR-0.0048529
Period166.31 mins
Definitive object data (Epoch: 2024-06-22T15:50:26.697Z)
Latitude0.00001°
Longitude111.45998°
Altitude3,554.52 km
Speed6.364 km/s
True Right ascension17h 21m 33s
True Declination0° 00' 00"
Sunlit
Object was in full shadow at TLE epoch
TLE from 1 day ago
0 WESTFORD NEEDLES
1 00629U 63014G   24174.66003122 -.00000007  00000-0 -48529-2 0  9998
2 00629  87.3119 260.3914 0104220  31.4097 329.2929  8.65570803931502
Epoch: 2024-06-22T15:50Z
No data available

WESTFORD NEEDLES Visibility forecast

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

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