HTV-5 launch orbit estimations

From: Jon . via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2015 20:20:18 +0200
Hi all;

An H-IIA rocket is scheduled to launch the HTV-5 spacecraft the 2015/8/19
at 11:50:49 UTC (tomorrow). HTV-5 will dock to ISS five days later, the 24
of august.

This link explains the timeline:

http://iss.jaxa.jp/en/htv/mission/htv-5/schedule/

Once the spacecraft enters orbit, this orbit will be valid:

HTV-5 estimation                                         188 X 301 km
1 70000U 15500A   15231.49987269 0.00000000  00000-0  00000+0 0    06
2 70000  51.6442 129.1901 0085778 313.0752 198.4756 16.10922429    06

Shortly after launch first official TLEs will be released by the USPACECOM.
My suggestion is to use these official TLEs once published.

HTV will make a maneuver some hours after launch, so if no TLEs are posted
shortly after launch it will be probably late and off-track.

As allways, any comment, question, suggestion or correction are welcome.


Good luck!


Jon.

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