AMC-9 Launch 6-7 June

From: Roman (romanmax@narod.ru)
Date: Fri Jun 06 2003 - 11:50:08 EDT

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    Dear all those who can and wish to see the sat AMC-9 launch in the geo orbit
    and who can provide any additional information based on their observation 
    about the Breez M mission stages, please find the following information below.
    
    Launch Site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
    Launch Date and Time: Jun 6 22:15:15 (GMT)
    
    Mission Profile: 
    The Proton launch vehicle will inject the satellite into geosynchronous transfer 
    orbit using a five-burn Breez M mission design. The first three stages of the 
    Proton will use a standard ascent trajectory to place the Breez M fourth stage, 
    with the satellite, into a suborbital trajectory, from which the Breez M will 
    place itself and the spacecraft into a circular parking orbit of 180 km, inclined 
    at 51.6 deg. Then the satellite will be propelled to its transfer orbit by 
    additional burns of the Breez M. Following separation from the Breez M, the
    spacecraft will perform a series of liquid apogee engine burns to raise perigee,
    lower inclination and circularize the orbit at the geo altitude.
    
    See below the Breez M estimated TLE's at the major mission stages times
    
    Parking orbit
    Breez 2
    1 99999U 0999C    03157.94093552  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    27
    2 99999  51.5402 237.9842 0000001 322.8583 177.1924 16.32115485    19
    
    2-nd burn ending
    Breez 3
    1 99999U 0999D    03157.98635465  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    30
    2 99999  50.3000 237.7525 2633093 359.9999  19.4685 10.15708447    16
    
    External fuel tank discarding
    Breez 4
    1 99999U 0999E    03158.08120524  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    48
    2 99999  49.6454 237.7089 5265508 355.2085   4.9656  5.18630516    10
    
    4-th burn ending
    Breez 5
    1 99999U 0999F    03158.08561258  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    52
    2 99999  49.1000 237.2701 7243937   1.7967   4.8202  2.26205283    15
    
    S/C AMC9 separation
    Breez 7
    1 99999U 0999H    03158.29861110  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    77
    2 99999  17.5400 239.9719 5275985   0.0003 179.9739  1.89323165    12
    
    Breez retreat ending
    Breez 8
    1 99999U 0999I    03158.41412037  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    82
    2 99999  17.5421 239.9713 4961255 356.2312 261.8717  1.79701662    17
    
    Yuri Makhnenko
    Russia, Moscow
    
    
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