Re: GSSAP arrives in GEO

From: Scott Tilley via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2016 21:54:50 -0700
Hi All

Here are the quantitative observations of last nights GSSAP session from 
COSPAR 8049.  I have split these observations into three stages with 
commentary provided below.

Initial observations:

My initial observations confirmed the s/c had boosted on the ascending 
node, these were cut short by haze and full moon but did with other 
non-visual means confirmed the GTO orbit and refined it.

73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819061812442 27 25 1902892-130387 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819061830413 27 25 1909802-121974 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819061849421 27 25 1916939-113537 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819061913499 27 25 1923976-104869 17 S

Near GEO:

Using the initial observations to refine Ted's 73703 elset, observation 
was setup on the point in the GEO belt the stack was expected to 
arrive.  On the colour video, if you look carefully along the center 
horizontal of the frame, you will see these obs from the far left, as 
the stack moves across the field of view, until plumes emerge .  Please 
note, there is a gap in the still (colour) obs on the full colour video 
from ~11:20 to 11:28 due to a technical issue at the time.  However, the 
redundant CCTV (B/W) camera was operational and confirmed no major loss 
of data.

73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819104314507 27 25 0247111-052357 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819104333515 27 25 0247249-052459 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819104352523 27 25 0247372-052577 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819104411531 27 25 0247501-052688 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819104430539 27 25 0247640-052797 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819104449547 27 25 0247770-052906 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819104508555 27 25 0247902-053017 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819104527563 27 25 0248032-053131 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819104546484 27 25 0248159-053248 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819104605492 27 25 0248296-053347 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819104624500 27 25 0248428-053453 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819104643508 27 25 0248560-053573 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819104702516 27 25 0248695-053682 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819104721524 27 25 0248820-053803 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819104740532 27 25 0248951-053911 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819104759540 27 25 0249090-054031 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819104818548 27 25 0249206-054142 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819104838507 27 25 0249363-054243 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819104857515 27 25 0249489-054355 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819104935531 27 25 0249755-054578 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819104954539 27 25 0249884-054697 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819104954539 27 25 0249884-054697 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819105013547 27 25 0250007-054807 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819105032555 27 25 0250144-054917 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819105051563 27 25 0250268-055038 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819105110484 27 25 0250403-055144 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819105129492 27 25 0250540-055257 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819105148500 27 25 0250662-055369 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819105208545 27 25 0250791-055494 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819105227553 27 25 0250936-055604 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819105246561 27 25 0251073-055705 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819105305483 27 25 0251192-055823 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819105325528 27 25 0251328-055951 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819105344536 27 25 0251469-060042 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819105403544 27 25 0251583-060160 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819105422552 27 25 0251726-060278 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819105442510 27 25 0251858-060400 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819105502555 27 25 0251996-060523 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819105521563 27 25 0252124-060635 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819105540484 27 25 0252259-060741 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819105559492 27 25 0252384-060844 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819105619537 27 25 0252531-060970 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819105638545 27 25 0252673-061079 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819105657553 27 25 0252796-061194 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819105717512 27 25 0252942-061310 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819105736520 27 25 0253076-061424 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819105755528 27 25 0253201-061538 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819105814536 27 25 0253335-061646 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819105833544 27 25 0253444-061764 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819105852552 27 25 0253591-061870 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819105911560 27 25 0253719-061995 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819105930481 27 25 0253865-062096 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819105949489 27 25 0253970-062213 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819110008497 27 25 0254103-062336 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819110027505 27 25 0254228-062456 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819110047550 27 25 0254375-062570 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819110105521 27 25 0254510-062668 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819110124529 27 25 0254639-062783 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819110143537 27 25 0254753-062911 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819110202545 27 25 0254899-063016 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819110221553 27 25 0255025-063127 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819110240561 27 25 0255154-063240 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819110259483 27 25 0255283-063356 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819110318491 27 25 0255410-063471 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819110337499 27 25 0255560-063586 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819110356507 27 25 0255688-063677 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819110415515 27 25 0255816-063797 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819110434523 27 25 0255929-063913 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819110453531 27 25 0256064-064028 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819110318491 27 25 0255410-063469 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819110337499 27 25 0255554-063567 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819110356507 27 25 0255680-063686 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819110415515 27 25 0255812-063797 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819110434523 27 25 0255926-063925 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819110453531 27 25 0256064-064046 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819110512539 27 25 0256195-064149 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819110531547 27 25 0256325-064259 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819110550555 27 25 0256452-064373 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819110609563 27 25 0256567-064482 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819110628484 27 25 0256727-064601 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819110647492 27 25 0256846-064713 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819110707537 27 25 0256968-064848 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819110726545 27 25 0257123-064965 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819110745553 27 25 0257251-065092 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819110823483 27 25 0257518-065293 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819110843528 27 25 0257667-065393 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819110902536 27 25 0257780-065507 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819110922494 27 25 0257904-065664 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819110943489 27 25 0258037-065782 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819111004484 27 25 0258184-065916 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819111025566 27 25 0258319-070043 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819111045524 27 25 0258470-070163 17 S
73703 16 732A   8049 G 20160819111104532 27 25 0258578-070281 17 S

Post Fuel Dumb:

In discussion with Ted, I have omitted the observations during the 
pluming activity as the stack presumably maneuvered to arrive at GEO and 
deploy the payloads.  Observations below reported as 73704 are presumed 
to be the 2nd stage r/b to assist in recovery later.

73704 16 732A   8049 G 20160819120120497 27 25 0347974-070219 17 S
73704 16 732A   8049 G 20160819120217521 27 25 0348916-070209 17 S
73704 16 732A   8049 G 20160819120314545 27 25 0349851-070180 17 S
73704 16 732A   8049 G 20160819120410532 27 25 0350774-070169 17 S
73704 16 732A   8049 G 20160819120506520 27 25 0351693-070156 17 S
74704 16 732A   8049 G 20160819120621515 27 25 0352924-070117 17 S

Equipment:

  * STILL (colour): Canon T3i with 85mm f1.4 lens
  * CCTV (b/w): Watec 902 with 50mm f2.0 lens
  * Both cameras and other support equipment are coaxially mounted and
    remotely controlled to enable concurrent observations of the same
    target at the same time using different equipment.
  * Images on both systems are ten second integrations.   CCTV had
    simple dark frame subtraction, Still no post processing.

I welcome analysis of the observations and videos.  If you require more 
data or clarification please contact me.

Credits:

I'd like to thank Ted Molczan for his mission analysis, constant 
encouragement and support, Cees Bassa for his wonderful software and 
technical support to complete these observations and Mike McCants and 
others that supplied data from their successful observations of the 
previous GSSAP launch.  Their support made for a wonderful observing 
session that has become a high point in my participation in the hobby 
possible. Also, thanks to all that sent kind appreciation of the effort.

Regards,
Scott Tilley

ROBERTS CREEK 1:
8049 ST 49.4348 -123.6685 40. Scott Tilley
ROBERTS CREEK 2:
8048 ST 49.4175 -123.6420 1. Scott Tilley

On 8/19/2016 7:34 AM, Scott Tilley via Seesat-l wrote:
>
> Formal observation report of GSSAP's accent to GEO will be posted later.
>

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