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VELA 1, 692

Orbit data source: Space-Track

VELA 1, 692 is a payload satellite owned by USAF SSD (US) in HEO that was launched on Thu, 17 Oct 1963 UTC via an Atlas Agena D 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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VELA 1 details
NORAD ID692
COSPAR ID
1963-039C
Orbit
HEO
Last TLE update1 week ago
Origin
Flag of USUSAF SSD (US)
ManufacturerTRW
BusVela
MotorBE3A
Mass~207 kg wet, 115 kg dry
Launch date (UTC)
1963-10-17 (61 years ago)
Launch vehicle
Atlas Agena D
Launch site
Air Force Eastern Test Range (AFETR)
Object type
Payload
Rocket body
Debris
Radar Cross SectionLarge (>1 m²)
Predictive object data (real-time)
Latitude17.54201°
Longitude170.91086°
Altitude86,919.541 km
Speed2.256 km/s
Apparent Right ascension09h 36m 09s
Apparent Declination15° 25' 37"
Sunlit
Object is in daylight
Predictive observer data (real-time)
Local Sidereal Time04:59:13
Azimuth90.971° ESE
Elevation25.647°
Doppler factor1
Orbital elements
Apogee177,652.743 km
Perigee40,334.562 km
Semi-major axis115,371.79 km
Eccentricity0.5951116
Inclination17.8151°
RAAN35.044°
Arg. of periapsis214.857°
True anomaly3.17493°
Mean anomaly0.6479°
Mean motion0.05539 °/min
BSTARUnknown
Period6499.93 mins
Definitive object data (Epoch: 2024-06-15T04:24:53.964Z)
Latitude-10.32024°
Longitude-80.74951°
Altitude39,364.697 km
Speed3.738 km/s
True Right ascension16h 37m 42s
True Declination-10° 18' 39"
Sunlit
Object was in daylight at TLE epoch
TLE from 1 week ago
0 VELA 1
1 00692U 63039C   24167.18395792 -.00001513  00000-0  00000-0 0  9993
2 00692  17.8151  35.0440 5951116 214.8570   0.6479  0.22154262 11555
Epoch: 2024-06-15T04:24Z
No data available
Other satellites on launch #39 in the year 1963 (1963-10-17 UTC)

VELA 1 Visibility forecast

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

VELA 1 is not visible in the next 10 days
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