Tracking 29033 objects as of 22-Jun-2024
HD Live streaming from Space Station
objects crossing your sky now

WGS F7 (USA 263)

Track WGS F7 (USA 263) now!
WGS F7 (USA 263) is classified as:

NORAD ID: 40746
Int'l Code: 2015-036A
Perigee: 35,792.4 km
Apogee: 35,794.6 km
Inclination: 0.0 °
Period: 1,436.1 minutes
Semi major axis: 42164 km
RCS: Unknown
Launch date: July 24, 2015
Source: United States (US)

WGS F7 (USA 263) is a US military geostationary communications satellite that provides shaped, steerable spotbeams of bandwidth wherever requested across its field-of-view for X- and Ka-band frequencies, plus the onboard capability to switch signals from one band to the other. The X-band communications through DSCS and WGS allow data, photos and video to be relayed to troops on the battlefield. But WGS also brings Ka-band to the table for high-volume broadcasting to user terminals across the reception area. WGS is the Department of Defense's highest capacity communications satellite system. The satellites provide the needed capacity, coverage and connectivity in support of demanding operational scenarios for the Pentagon and allied forces around the world. Ten WGS satellites are being orbited in the Pentagon's efforts to replace the aging Defense Satellite Communication System with new technology. Each WGS has 10 times the capacity of a DSCS satellite, allowing users to process and receive data quicker than ever before.
Your satellite tracking list
Your tracking list is empty

NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 40746U 15036A   24173.84216203  .00000036  00000-0  00000-0 0  9998
2 40746   0.0391  52.9918 0000264 358.7737 336.9109  1.00272618 32599
Source of the keplerian elements: McCants