Tracking 19224 objects as of 23-Jul-2018
HD Live streaming from Space Station
objects crossing your sky now

PROSPERO (BLACK ARROW)

Track PROSPERO (BLACK ARROW) now!
10-day predictions
PROSPERO (BLACK ARROW) is classified as:


NORAD ID: 5580
Int'l Code: 1971-093A
Perigee: 533.8 km
Apogee: 1,307.2 km
Inclination: 82.0 °
Period: 103.3 minutes
Semi major axis: 7291 km
RCS: 0.949 m2 (medium)
Launch date: October 28, 1971
Source: United Kingdom (UK)
Launch site: WOOMERA (WOMRA)

Prospero was a British scientific satellite launched from the Woomera site in Australia aboard a Black Arrow rocket. It was used to test equipment for future satellites and to conduct a scientific experiment to measure the incidence of micrometeoroids. It had an external shape similar to a pumpkin, with an equatorial diameter of 1.2 m and a height of 0.7 m. Its anticipated life was 100 years. This launch made the United Kingdom the sixth nation to put a satellite into orbit on its own rocket.
aabbcc
Your satellite tracking list
Your tracking list is empty




NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1  5580U 71093A   18203.59978647 +.00000195 +00000-0 +38444-4 0  9999
2  5580 082.0418 282.9135 0530348 157.1289 205.4483 13.94356300345663
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC