Re: Centaur will perm deorbit burn

From: Robert Holdsworth via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:31:09 +1300
Yes it's going to GTO 115 by 22,276 statute miles and inclined at
16.88 degrees. https://spaceflightnow.com/2018/01/18/atlas-5-sbirs-geo-4-launch-timeline/

On 19 January 2018 at 03:53, Bill Bard via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org> wrote:
> 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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