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SOLRAD 7A, 730

Orbit data source: Space-Track

SOLRAD 7A, 730 is an American payload satellite in LEO that was launched on Sat, 11 Jan 1964 UTC via a Thor SLV-2A Agena D launch vehicle from the Air Force Western Test Range (AFWTR). 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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SOLRAD 7A details
NORAD ID730
COSPAR ID
1964-001D
Orbit
LEO
Last TLE update15 hours ago
Origin
Flag of USNRO/NRL (US)
ManufacturerNRL
BusNRL 24"
MotorUnknown
Mass40 kg wet, 40 kg dry
Launch date (UTC)
1964-01-11 (60 years ago)
Launch vehicle
Thor SLV-2A Agena D
Launch site
Air Force Western Test Range (AFWTR)
Object type
Payload
Rocket body
Debris
Radar Cross Section0.44 m², Medium (>0.1 m² and < 1m²)
Predictive object data (real-time)
Latitude21.56891°
Longitude84.28595°
Altitude918.793 km
Speed7.39 km/s
Apparent Right ascension23h 32m 40s
Apparent Declination-19° 19' 00"
Sunlit
Object is in daylight
Predictive observer data (real-time)
Local Sidereal Time04:57:03
Azimuth249.563° W
Elevation-5.754°
Doppler factor1
Orbital elements
Apogee918.013 km
Perigee894.496 km
Semi-major axis7,284.392 km
Eccentricity0.0016142
Inclination69.9069°
RAAN31.7059°
Arg. of periapsis247.1079°
True anomaly243.91448°
Mean anomaly244.0807°
Mean motion3.49103 °/min
BSTAR0.000081802
Period103.12 mins
Definitive object data (Epoch: 2024-06-23T02:50:19.435Z)
Latitude45.22085°
Longitude-124.15999°
Altitude919.594 km
Speed7.394 km/s
True Right ascension12h 40m 46s
True Declination45° 03' 10"
Sunlit
Object was in daylight at TLE epoch
TLE from 15 hours ago
0 SOLRAD 7A
1   730U 64001D   24175.11828050  .00000058  00000-0  81802-4 0  9991
2   730  69.9069  31.7059 0016142 247.1079 244.0807 13.95849836960174
Epoch: 2024-06-23T02:50Z
No data available
Other satellites on launch #1 in the year 1964 (1964-01-11 UTC)

SOLRAD 7A Visibility forecast

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

SOLRAD 7A is not visible in the next 10 days
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