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DOY 198 | 2024-07-16T13:08:40Z

WESTFORD NEEDLES, 702

Orbit data source: Space-Track

WESTFORD NEEDLES, 702 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 ID702
COSPAR ID
1963-014H
Orbit
Active
Last TLE update1 day ago
Origin
Flag of USUSAF SSD (US)
ManufacturerUnknown
BusUnknown
MotorUnknown
MassWet unknown, Dry mass unknown
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-27.26994°
Longitude-99.49527°
Altitude3,548.903 km
Speed6.369 km/s
Apparent Right ascension15h 53m 06s
Apparent Declination-34° 14' 49"
Sunlit
Object is in full shadow
Predictive observer data (real-time)
Local Sidereal Time01:47:39
Azimuth272.835° WNW
Elevation-64.488°
Doppler factor1
Orbital elements
Apogee3,820.346 km
Perigee3,457.169 km
Semi-major axis10,016.894 km
Eccentricity0.0181282
Inclination87.3117°
RAAN256.5742°
Arg. of periapsis31.1134°
True anomaly328.97271°
Mean anomaly330.0311°
Mean motion2.16493 °/min
BSTAR-0.022792
Period166.29 mins
Definitive object data (Epoch: 2024-07-15T04:04:11.73Z)
Latitude-0.00003°
Longitude-97.98134°
Altitude3,486.603 km
Speed6.407 km/s
True Right ascension17h 06m 17s
True Declination0° 00' 00"
Sunlit
Object was in daylight at TLE epoch
TLE from 1 day ago
0 WESTFORD NEEDLES
1 00702U 63014H   24197.16958021 -.00000046  00000-0 -22792-1 0  9993
2 00702  87.3117 256.5742 0181282  31.1134 330.0311  8.65688210933521
Epoch: 2024-07-15T04:04Z
No data available

WESTFORD NEEDLES Visibility forecast

Observer location: 39.9160978°, -105.1181434

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