Re: XM 3 geo sat launch

From: Robert Holdsworth (robbonz1@xtra.co.nz)
Date: Wed Feb 16 2005 - 03:45:52 EST

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    The launch will be from the SeaLaunch platform at 154 degrees West with a 
    launch window of 0353 to 0453 UTC.
    
    Refer http://www.sea-launch.com/current_launch.htm#schedule: for full 
    details of trajectory etc.
    The webcast of the launch will be available from 
    http://www.sea-launch.com/current_index_webcast.html
    
    Robert
    
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Kevin Fetter" <kfetter@yahoo.com>
    To: <seesat-l@satobs.org>
    Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2005 5:49 AM
    Subject: XM 3 geo sat launch
    
    
    >A Zenit-3SL rocket will lift off on Feb 17 with the XM 3 geo sat. XM3 will 
    >be parked at 85
    > degrees, to join XM1, AMC 9 and AMC 16 allready parked there. So 4 geo sat 
    > in one feild of view:)
    >
    > XM are boeing HS702 series of spacecraft, and are one of the brightest geo 
    > sat's to see, I find.
    >
    > http://www.boeing.com/defense-space/space/bss/factsheets/702/xmsatradio/xmradio.html
    >
    > Depending on the time of year, will effect how easy they are to see. One 
    > time I saw XM1, easy to
    > see in my 70 mm refractor, and in Dec I saw it around Mag 10, so faint. 
    > But I still saw it.
    >
    > Kevin
    >
    >
    >
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