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TELSTAR 2 (A-41)

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TELSTAR 2 (A-41) is classified as:


NORAD ID: 573
Int'l Code: 1963-013A
Perigee: 976.2 km
Apogee: 10,808.9 km
Inclination: 42.7 °
Period: 225.3 minutes
Semi major axis: 12263 km
RCS: 0.4627 m2 (medium)
Launch date: May 7, 1963
Source: United States (US)
Launch site: AIR FORCE EASTERN TEST RANGE (AFETR)

TELSTAR 2 was essentially identical to the Telstar 1 satellite. Telstar 2 differed from Telstar 1 by employing provisions for scientific information to be transmitted in real time via the microwave telemetry system so that telemetry could be obtained after the 2-yr timer had turned off the VHF beacon. On May 16, 1965, at 1403 UT, during the satellite's 4736 orbit, the VHF transmitter was turned off. All systems operated normally until that time.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1   573U 63013A   20189.80151549 -.00000033  00000-0  23653-3 0  9990
2   573  42.7448 114.5557 4008916  28.8508   0.4887  6.39261516447576
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC