Re: more japan spy sat's

From: Björn Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Date: Fri Jul 04 2003 - 07:59:43 EDT

  • Next message: Ted Molczan: "RE: more japan spy sat's"

    > It looks like sometime in Sept, Japan will launch two more spy
    satellites.
    ...
    > So two more IGS type satellites, good:) Means more naked eye
    satellite:)
    ... and their shrouds + rocket! Watch the first few days !
    
    Since one of them has radar, the new orbits may be 90 degrees from
    ascending nodes of IGS 1. Either descending or ascending in the morning
    means excellent visibility throughout September from my latitude.
    
    From 30N, the ascending orbit would be difficult the last part of
    September. However, in all four cases there would be some evening passes
    as well.
    
    From 35S, those ascending in the morning would be visible all month, but
    the descending orbits only from about Sep.20. No evening passes above 20
    deg alt.
    
    IGS 2D
    1 97698U 03744A   03244.08811228  .00000000  00000-0  19497-7 0    11
    2 97698  97.4110 225.0306 0002000 156.7656 203.3673 15.25982160  9467
    IGS 2A
    1 97699U 03744B   03244.06276695  .00000000  00000-0  19505-7 0    14
    2 97699  97.4080  44.8637 0001500 204.5345 155.5822 15.25967989  9466
    
    
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