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Lunar Prospector

NSSDCA ID: 1998-001A

Launch Information

Launch Date: 1998-01-07 at 02:28:44 UTC
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: 1998-01-06 22:30:00 UTC
  Epoch stop: 1998-01-07 07:30:00 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
1.03 RE56.29 RE216.1 hours29.2°0.96403
Type: Orbiter
Central Body: Earth
Epoch start: 1998-01-07 07:30:00 UTC
  Epoch stop: 1998-01-08 03:45:00 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
1.01 RE60.58 RE242.1 hours29.27°0.96727
Type: Orbiter
Central Body: Earth
Epoch start: 1998-01-08 03:45:00 UTC
  Epoch stop: 1998-01-11 07:20:00 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
0.96 RE60.58 RE240.3 hours29.26°0.96886
Type: Orbiter
Central Body: Moon
Epoch start: 1998-01-11 07:20:00 UTC
  Epoch stop: 1998-01-12 07:05:00 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
83.58 km8,469.6 km11.63 hours89.72°0.69714
Type: Orbiter
Central Body: Moon
Epoch start: 1998-01-12 07:05:00 UTC
  Epoch stop: 1998-01-13 07:10:00 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
86.96 km1,861.4 km3.52 hours89.87°0.32713
Type: Orbiter
Central Body: Moon
Epoch start: 1998-01-13 07:10:00 UTC
  Epoch stop: 1998-01-15 19:00:00 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
91.6 km153.2 km2 hours90.01°0.01653
Type: Orbiter
Central Body: Moon
Epoch start: 1998-01-15 19:00:00 UTC
  Epoch stop: 1998-12-19 14:37:00 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
99.45 km101.2 km1.97 hours90.55°0.00046
Type: Orbiter
Central Body: Moon
Epoch start: 1998-12-19 14:37:00 UTC
  Epoch stop: 1999-01-28 02:43:00 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
29 km52 km1.87 hours90°0.00645
Type: Orbiter
Central Body: Moon
Epoch start: 1999-01-28 02:43:00 UTC
  Epoch stop: 1999-01-28 02:43:00 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
17 km43 km1.85 hours90°0.00735
Type: Lander
Central Body: Moon
Epoch start: 1999-07-31 05:52:02 UTC
  Epoch stop: 1999-07-31 05:52:02 UTC
Lander Coordinates
  Latitude: 0°
  Longitude: 0°

Key to Apside Units

UnitDefined asEquivalent metric measure
REEarth radii6,378 km
kmkilometer1,000 m
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