Orsted orbit parameters

Barhorst L.J.C. (L.J.C.Barhorst@arcadis.nl)
Mon, 18 Jan 1999 13:43:55 +0100

Just got this from the Orsted home page:

Latest Launch and Orbit Information:
Launch date is January 19, 1999. 
We assume the following orbit parameters: 

Initial conditions
NOT confirmed yet 
Launch from Vandenberg on January 19, 1999 at 10:39:52 GMT, 11:39:52 Danish
time, with a 9 min launch window. 
ěrsted separation: Lift-off + 6000.000 SEC. 
ascending node: 14:11 LT (drifting towards noon). 
Argument of perigee: 224 deg. 

Input parameters
apogee	850	km	
perigee	620	km	
drift of orbit plane	0.79	deg/day	
start of mission	14:30	LT	
mission duration	425	days	

Derived parameters
semi major axis	7106.20	km	
eccentricity	0.016		
anomalistic period	99.36	min	
mean motion	14.49		
inclination	96.65	deg	
perigee drift/day	-3.18	deg	
perigee drift/orbit	-0.22	deg	
nodal period	99.42	min	
longitude increment	-24.87	deg/orbit	
local time increment	-0.78	min/day	
end of mission	8:38	LT	

Last modified 990118 by Kim Bisgaard. 

Greetings
Leo Barhorst