Re: Atlas-V NROL-35 inclination?

From: C. Bassa via Seesat-l <>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2014 20:40:06 +0100
Hi Rick,

On Tue, Dec 9, 2014 at 8:08 PM, Rick Baldridge via Seesat-l
<> wrote:
> Does anyone know (or speculate) on the orbital inclination for the upcoming Atlas-V NROL-35 launch from Vandenberg AFB? This puppy will have four solids on it and put on quite a show!
> The last Atlas-V launch I saw from Vandenberg (NROL-34 on April 14, 2011) had ONE solid rocket booster and the vehicle did a hefty dogleg left after the solid was jettisoned.

The closure areas of this launch have been released yesterday and they
show that this launch will target a Molniya orbit with an inclination
near 63.4 degrees.

Since the NROL-34 launch put a NOSS pair into an orbit with a similar
inclination, the launch azimuth of NROL-35 should be similar to that
of NROL-34. It will be interesting to see if this launch also performs
a dogleg.

> See:

Those are some amazing shots and video! I hope you get a good view for
this launch.

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