Centaur will perm deorbit burn

From: Bill Bard via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:53:09 -0500
Aviation Week is reporting that the Centaur upper stage will perform a deorbit burn after releasing the SBIRS spacecraft, set for launch later today.

Payload separation is to occur 42 min after launch so Centaur isn’t delivering the satellite into Geostationary orbit but I assume a transfer orbit. Sounds like Centaur will re-enter within 2 hours after launch.

Bill

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