New details of Kosmos-2345 launch; Progress news

Agapov Vladimir (avm@kiam1.rssi.ru)
Mon, 18 Aug 1997 11:40:17 +0400 (MSD)

Hello,

Russian Military Space Forces had announced details of recent Proton-K
launch:

Time of launch is 20:49:14.020 UTC. Initial orbit parameters:

nominal -  1deg12'12", 35917.72x35805.57, 23h59m57.7s
real    -  1deg18'   , 37747   x34941   , 24h02m44s

Initial position is 14W with following drift to 24W.

U.S.SpaceCom released following TLEs for Kosmos-2345 (97041A):


1 24894U 97041A   97229.59384675 -.00000007  00000-0  10000-3 0    54
2 24894   0.0872  82.0549 0001760  54.3108  42.0449  1.00421846   109
1 24894U 97041A   97229.73973756 -.00000006  00000-0  10000-3 0    64
2 24894   0.0864  81.5393 0001674  48.9317 100.6937  1.00424924   109

These are TLEs for presumed 97041 launch piece:

1 82101U          97228.25537262  .07434700  11043-4  73708-2 0    11
2 82101  53.1871 282.4386 0215834  73.6372 288.8360 15.78158424    14
1 82101U          97228.31867436  .82149037  11907-4  64954-1 0    28
2 82101  53.1656 282.1657 0207686  72.1725 290.0516 15.82434824    20
1 82101U          97228.38158127  .02143768  10978-4  17364-2 0    34
2 82101  53.1726 281.8531 0219199  71.1412 289.1481 15.79731418    35
1 82101U          97228.63493117  .02404326  11009-4  18989-2 0    44
2 82101  53.1704 280.5777 0214779  72.2358 290.2859 15.80950505    77
1 82101U          97229.14024310  .02554297  11063-4  19040-2 0    59
2 82101  53.1704 278.0380 0206245  73.9224 288.4485 15.83399100   152
1 82101U          97229.39261361  .02580342  11089-4  18784-2 0    68
2 82101  53.1692 276.7619 0201649  74.6157 287.6958 15.84632581   198

Progress M-35 made yesterday three manoeuvres:

14:30:31 UTC, dV=2.84 m/s, tau=5.6 s
15:19:16 UTC, dV=3.28 m/s, tau=6.5 s
16:26:00 UTC, dV=1    m/s, tau=3.1 s

Docking is sheduled today at ~12:53 UTC after two or three manoeuvres.

Best regards,
    Vladimir Agapov.


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Vladimir M. Agapov |                  Ballistic Center of
Moscow, Russia     |    the Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics RAN
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