Re: SeeSat-D Digest V2003 #90

From: Anthony Ayiomamitis (anthony@perseus.gr)
Date: Mon Mar 03 2003 - 09:52:48 EST

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    > Subject: Hellas-Sat
    > Date: Sat, 01 Mar 2003 22:29:43 +0200
    > From: Anthony Ayiomamitis <anthony@perseus.gr>
    > To: "SeeSat-L@lists.satellite.eu.org" <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    >
    > Dear List,
    >
    >      In just under two weeks, Greece's first satellite will be launched
    > from Florida. I was wondering if a five-digit NORAD satellite ID is
    > available? Also, it seems the satellite will be operational about six
    > days after launch ... can I assume that it will be in its operational
    > orbit soon after launch or will there be manouvering thereafter lasting
    > more than the 30 minutes to get it into its proposed slot?
    >
    >      Finally, the projected slot is at 39-deg East ... is any
    > information available at this time as to the actual location with
    > respect to existing geosats. For those interested, the solar panels are
    > supposed to span 32 meters and the satellite is supposed to measure 4.9m
    > x 1.7m x 2.5m (Mike McCant: info for your special file containing
    > measurements).
    >
    > Anthony.
    >
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    > Subject: Re: Hellas-Sat
    > Date: Sat, 01 Mar 2003 14:09:37 -0700
    > From: Ron Lee <ronlee@pcisys.net>
    > To: SeeSat-L@satobs.org
    >
    
    Hi Ron,
    
    > The launch date is TBA due to Centaur upper stage replacement.
    
          Can I please trouble you for some info as to how recent this info is? The reason I ask is that there is a big hoopla making rounds right
    now about the event ... so much so that one of the national television stations plans to show the launch live which, according to them, is at
    00:40 AM local time (Mar 14/03).
    
    > The NORAD number is assigned after it enters Earth Orbit.
    
          I had a suspicion this would be the case ... thanks for confirming it.
    
    Anthony.
    
    > Ron Lee
    
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