Re: Ariane 5 ECA / Intelsat 33e and Intelsat 36 launch orbit estimations

From: Jon . via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:23:26 +0200
Liftoff occurred at 22:33 UTC after an issue. Here the updated elements:

Payload2                                               261 X 35880 km
1 70003U 16503A   16237.96875000 0.00000000  00000-0  00000+0 0    01
2 70003   5.9994 141.0149 7284410 175.8303  13.4764  2.27174409    02

Payload will separate at aprox. 23:15 UTC.



Jon.

2016-08-24 23:22 GMT+02:00 Jon . <jonmikelk_at_gmail.com>:

> Hello all;
>
> An Ariane 5 ECA (VA232) launch vehicle is ready to liftoff from French
> Guiana today 2016/08/24 at 21:55:00 UTC two Intelsat satellites (Intelsat
> 33e and Intalsat 36 into a GTO orbit of 250 x 35879 Km, 6ยบ orbit. Launch
> window is till 22:40:00 UTC. No reports of any issues right now at T-45
> minutes and counting.
>
> The launch kit is available here:
>
> http://www.arianespace.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/
> Launch-kit_VA232_EN.pdf
>
> The following elements are computed using launch kit's information and
> another similar mission's information:
>
> Payload                                                261 X 35880 km
> 1 70001U 16501A   16237.94930556 0.00000000  00000-0  00000+0 0    03
> 2 70001   5.9994 131.4860 7284411 175.8360  19.1558  2.27174409    01
>
> As allways those elements are an estimation, so allow some uncertainty to
> them. Also, note that this TLE is valid only if liftoff occurs at launch
> window open. I will be updating this TLE if any delay occurs.
>
> Observers from Asia (specially India and nearby countries) will be able to
> see it at near 36 minutes after liftoff. At this time the payloads, the
> payload adaptor and the upper stage should be still attached, as mission
> duration is 41 minutes and 55 seconds, according to the launch kit.
>
> Jon.
>
> --
> Jon, COSPAR 6242, 42.9453, -2.82839, 623m, Bitoriano, Basque Country.
>



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