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Iridium 33

Also called Iridium SV033


Designation 24946 / 97051C
Launch date 14 Sep 1997
Country of origin United States
Mission Telecommunications
Perigee/Apogee 780 km
Inclination 86.4°
Launch vehicle Proton #252

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End of life

Out of service Feb 2009
Cause The satellite was destroyed in a collision on 10 Feb 2009 at 16:56 UT over northern Siberia at 790 km altitude, with Cosmos 2251. Relative impact velocity: 39600 km/h. Created over 600 large parts, an much more smaller parts.

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