Dragon SPX CRS-6 launch orbit estimation

From: Jon . via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2015 02:05:50 +0200
Hi all;

A Falcon 9 v1.1 is scheduled to launch tomorrow 13 of april of 2015 at
20:33:00 UTC with the Dragon-6 spacecraft on board. The launch will
occur on CCAFS.

18 minutes after launch the vehicle with the second stage and the two
solar panel covers should pass over Europe making a nice and easily
visible pass. Sadly it will enter shadow at about 20:54, when the
spacecraft is over wersten UK. Hoewer, it should be visible over all
UK and other countries if weather allows.

Here my orbital estimation, valid about 9 minutes after launch, when
the spacecraft enters orbit till the first maneuver, some hours after

DRAGON CRS-6 estimation                                  206 X 352 km
1 70001U 15501A   15103.86251157 0.00000000  00000-0  00000+0 0    07
2 70001  51.6477  45.5228 0109236  46.9782   2.4721 15.98433248    06

The launch window is instantaneous as all launches to the ISS, so if
any delay occurs the attemp will be scrubbed 24 hours or more.

If anyone has problems for process TLEs, the admin of Calsky most
surely will upload the orbit to his database, so I will pass the link
when the tracking page is ready.
Still to confirm if the orbit will be uploaded to Satflare too.

Be good!


Jon, COSPAR 6242, 42.9453, -2.82839, 623m, Bitoriano, Basque Country.
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