Reminder of ABRIXAS launch today

Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Wed, 28 Apr 1999 03:16:14 -0500

This is just a reminder of ABRIXAS launch today.  Harro 
Zimmer mentioned this a few days ago and said that he 
would be present for the launch.

 http://www2.satellite.eu.org/seesat/Apr-1999/0315.html

He included a link:

 http://www.ohb-system.de

Here are data from various pages on another site:

 http://www.aip.de/cgi-bin/w3-msql/groups/xray/abrixas/

LAUNCH DATE: April 28, 1999, 20:30 UTC
Launch: from Kapustin Yar (Russia) by a Cosmos rocket 

Orbit height: ca. 580 km 
Inclination: 48 degrees (48.4 according to Harro Z.)
Orbit period: ca. 90 min (circular)
Mass of the satellite: ca. 500 kg 
Size of the satellite: ca. 2.5 m x 1.8 m x 1.2 m 
Energy supply: Solar panel (200 W) 

Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA