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Lunar Prospector

NSSDCA ID: 1998-001A

Launch Information

Launch Date/Time: 1998-01-07T02:28:44Z
Launch Vehicle: Athena 2
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Decay Date: 1999-07-31

Trajectory Description

No description available.

Trajectory Details

Type: Orbiter
Central Body: Earth
Epoch start (UTC): 1998-01-07 03:30:00
  Epoch stop (UTC): 1998-01-07 12:30:00
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
1.03 RE56.29 RE216.10 hours29.200°0.96403
Regions Traversed
Type: Orbiter
Central Body: Earth
Epoch start (UTC): 1998-01-07 12:30:00
  Epoch stop (UTC): 1998-01-08 08:45:00
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
1.01 RE60.58 RE242.10 hours29.270°0.96727
Regions Traversed
Type: Orbiter
Central Body: Earth
Epoch start (UTC): 1998-01-08 08:45:00
  Epoch stop (UTC): 1998-01-11 12:20:00
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
0.96 RE60.58 RE240.30 hours29.260°0.96886
Regions Traversed
Type: Orbiter
Central Body: Moon
Epoch start (UTC): 1998-01-11 12:20:00
  Epoch stop (UTC): 1998-01-12 12:05:00
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
83.58 km8469.60 km11.63 hours89.720°0.69714
Regions Traversed
Type: Orbiter
Central Body: Moon
Epoch start (UTC): 1998-01-12 12:05:00
  Epoch stop (UTC): 1998-01-13 12:10:00
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
86.96 km1861.40 km3.52 hours89.870°0.32713
Regions Traversed
Type: Orbiter
Central Body: Moon
Epoch start (UTC): 1998-01-13 12:10:00
  Epoch stop (UTC): 1998-01-16 00:00:00
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
91.60 km153.20 km2.00 hours90.010°0.01653
Regions Traversed
Type: Orbiter
Central Body: Moon
Epoch start (UTC): 1998-01-16 00:00:00
  Epoch stop (UTC): 1998-12-19 19:37:00
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
99.45 km101.20 km1.97 hours90.550°0.00046
Regions Traversed
Type: Orbiter
Central Body: Moon
Epoch start (UTC): 1998-12-19 19:37:00
  Epoch stop (UTC): 1999-01-28 07:43:00
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
29.00 km52.00 km1.87 hours90.000°0.00645
Regions Traversed
Type: Orbiter
Central Body: Moon
Epoch start (UTC): 1999-01-28 07:43:00
  Epoch stop (UTC): 1999-01-28 07:43:00
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
17.00 km43.00 km1.85 hours90.000°0.00735
Regions Traversed
Type: Lander
Central Body: Moon
Epoch start (UTC): 1999-07-31 09:52:02
  Epoch stop (UTC): 1999-07-31 09:52:02
Lander Coordinates
  Latitude: 0.000°
  Longitude: 0.000°
Regions Traversed

Apside Definitions

UnitDefinition
REEarth radii (1 RE = 6378 km)
kmkilometers
 
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