RE: SBIRS GEO-3 Orbit estimations

From: Jon . via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:30:56 +0100
Hello all,

Today's launch attemp has been scrubbed due to some problems in main engine
sensors and range issues.

http://spaceflight101.com/atlas-v-sbirs-geo-3-launch-scrubbed/

An Atlas 401 rocket is scheduled to launch the SBIRS-GEO 3 missile
detecting spacecraft the 2016-01-21 at 00:42 UTC. Liftoff will occur from
Space Launch Complex 41 at CCAFS. Launch window is 40 minutes long, beeing
closed at 01:22.

The following elset was made using latest Ted Molczan's estimations in
previous launches and adapting orbit parameters for this mission:

SBIRS GEO-3  4.0  2.0  0.0  4.0 d   10                 184 X 35774 km
1 70002U 17502A   17021.04931713 0.00000000  00000-0  00000+0 0    05
2 70002  23.2905 303.1558 7305565 177.9708  24.7883  2.28434334    02

Brightness is in mcants format.

​Webcast will be available here:

http://www.ulalaunch.com/webcast.aspx
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vi2_yIFylxo

​Mission Press Kit is available here:
​
http://www.ulalaunch.com/uploads/docs/Mission_Booklets/AV/av_sbirsgeoflight3_mob.pdf


​Jon.​



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