NROL-38 pre-launch elements

From: Ted Molczan (ssl3molcz@rogers.com)
Date: Tue Jun 19 2012 - 05:18:50 UTC

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    I have revised my estimated orbital elements for the scheduled launch of NROL-38 on 2012 Jun 20, at the start of the
    window that runs from 12:28 to 13:27 UTC.
    
    Parking orbit                                            259 X 272 km
    1 79301U          12172.53692133  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    08
    2 79301  27.2800 274.1129 0010000 183.0000 359.3500 16.05000000    07
    
    Descending-node GTO                                    269 X 29816 km
    1 79301U          12172.53692133  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    08
    2 79301  21.2000 274.1076 6896886 182.7760 359.6507  2.77000000    07
    
    Centaur de-orbit                                      -826 X 29816 km
    1 79301U          12172.71770834  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    03
    2 79301  21.1994 274.0191 7340000 182.9346 179.9308  2.88000000    04
    
    Relevant earlier posts:
    
    NOTAM of Centaur re-entry zone:
    
    http://satobs.org/seesat/Jun-2012/0116.html
    
    Discussion of the above orbits:
    
    http://satobs.org/seesat/Jun-2012/0126.html
    
    Ted Molczan
    
    
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