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Explorer 3

NSSDCA ID: 1958-003A

Launch Information

Launch Date/Time: 1958-03-26T17:38:00Z
Launch Vehicle: Juno
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Decay Date: 1958-06-28

Trajectory Description

Orbit History - 26 Mar 1958: 186 x 2799 km, period: 115.7 min, inc.: 33.4 deg, ecc.: 0.166 ----- 15 May 1958: 178 x 1797 km, period: 104.8 min, inc.: 33.4 deg, ecc.: 0.110 ----- 14 Jun 1958: 174 x 1048 km, period: 96.8 min, inc.: 33.4 deg, ecc.: 0.060

Trajectory Details

Type: Orbiter
Central Body: Earth
Epoch start (UTC): 1958-03-26 17:31:00
  Epoch stop (UTC): 
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
186.00 km2799.00 km115.70 minutes33.380°0.16589
Regions Traversed

Apside Definitions

UnitDefinition
kmkilometers
 
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