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Magellan

NSSDCA ID: 1989-033B

Launch Information

Launch Date: 1989-05-04 at 18:46:59 UTC
Launch Vehicle: Shuttle-Inertial Upper Stage
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Decay Date: 1994-10-12

Trajectory Description

No description available.

Trajectory Details

Type: Orbiter
Central Body: Sun
Epoch start: 1989-05-14 20:33:46 UTC
  Epoch stop: 1989-11-08 07:15:00 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
0.7 AU1.01 AU288.65 days0.781°0.18267
Regions Traversed
  Interplanetary Medium
  Solar wind
Type: Orbiter
Central Body: Sun
Epoch start: 1989-11-08 07:15:00 UTC
  Epoch stop: 1990-08-09 20:00:00 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
0.7 AU1.01 AU289.78 days0.763°0.17937
Regions Traversed
  Interplanetary Medium
  Solar wind
Type: Orbiter
Central Body: Venus
Epoch start: 1990-08-09 20:00:00 UTC
  Epoch stop: 1992-09-14 20:00:00 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
1.05 RV2.4 RV3.26 hours85.5°0.39177
Regions Traversed
  Plasmasphere
  Solar wind
Type: Orbiter
Central Body: Venus
Epoch start: 1992-09-14 20:00:00 UTC
  Epoch stop: 1994-10-11 20:00:00 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
1.03 RV2.41 RV3.26 hours85.5°0.4014
Regions Traversed
  Plasmasphere
  Solar wind

Key to Apside Units

UnitDefined asEquivalent metric measure
AUAstronomical Unit1.49597 x 108 km
RVCytherean (Venus) radii6,052 km
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