Atlas V launch, Dec 7 & Space-Track Catalogue Update

From: Bob Christy via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Wed, 8 Dec 2021 09:58:01 +0000
´╗┐Twenty four hours have passed since the Atlas launch and no element sets have appeared from Space-Track.

The two satellites (STPSat 6 and LDPE 1) reportedly separated successfully from the atlas upper stage in GEO drift orbit.

STPSat 6 is heading for 83┬░.5 east longitude.

LDPE 1's destination orbit is unknown. It is an experiments platform with several payloads and its design allows for inclusion of Cubesat dispensers..

On a separate note, the Catalogue has been corrected. The Arianespace launch of Dec 6 and Chinese launch of Dec 7 have been moved down in designation number to eliminate the 'phantom' 2021-116.

Robert Christy

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