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TIROS 9, 978

Orbit data source: Space-Track

TIROS 9, 978 is a payload satellite owned by GSFC (US) in LEO that was launched on Fri, 22 Jan 1965 UTC via a Thor Delta C 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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TIROS 9 details
NORAD ID978
COSPAR ID
1965-004A
Orbit
LEO
Last TLE update14 hours ago
Origin
Flag of USGSFC (US)
ManufacturerRCA/East Windsor
BusTiros I
MotorUnknown
Mass138 kg wet, 138 kg dry
Launch date (UTC)
1965-01-22 (59 years ago)
Launch vehicle
Thor Delta C
Launch site
Air Force Eastern Test Range (AFETR)
Object type
Payload
Rocket body
Debris
Radar Cross Section0.8 m², Medium (>0.1 m² and < 1m²)
Predictive object data (real-time)
Latitude29.40778°
Longitude73.43226°
Altitude2,164.942 km
Speed6.605 km/s
Apparent Right ascension17h 35m 54s
Apparent Declination1° 24' 39"
Sunlit
Object is in daylight
Predictive observer data (real-time)
Local Sidereal Time22:23:14
Azimuth259.206° W
Elevation14.764°
Doppler factor1
Orbital elements
Apogee2,557.157 km
Perigee701.231 km
Semi-major axis8,007.331 km
Eccentricity0.1158892
Inclination96.4087°
RAAN305.9734°
Arg. of periapsis160.9067°
True anomaly199.19473°
Mean anomaly203.947°
Mean motion3.02909 °/min
BSTAR0.00017942
Period118.85 mins
Definitive object data (Epoch: 2024-06-22T21:10:45.512Z)
Latitude-0.00007°
Longitude76.74434°
Altitude2,498.4 km
Speed6.331 km/s
True Right ascension20h 23m 53s
True Declination0° 00' 00"
Sunlit
Object was in full shadow at TLE epoch
TLE from 14 hours ago
0 TIROS 9
1 00978U 65004A   24174.88247121  .00000133  00000-0  17942-3 0  9993
2 00978  96.4087 305.9734 1158892 160.9067 203.9470 12.11021522623939
Epoch: 2024-06-22T21:10Z
No data available
Other satellites on launch #4 in the year 1965 (1965-01-22 UTC)

TIROS 9 Visibility forecast

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

TIROS 9 is not visible in the next 10 days
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