Re: Next Week's Big Launches

From: Dr. T.S. Kelso (TS.Kelso@celestrak.com)
Date: Mon Nov 18 2013 - 01:32:49 UTC

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    ORS-3 launch analysis now online at 
    http://celestrak.com/events/ors-3.asp. This one will allow mid-latitude 
    observers in northern hemisphere to participate.  - TS
    
    Dr. T.S. Kelso
    CelesTrak, http://celestrak.com
    E-Mail: TS.Kelso@celestrak.com
    
    On 2013-11-16 08:19, Dr. T.S. Kelso wrote:
    > Brian,
    >
    > We do for at least the initial deployments for the Dnepr launch. All I
    > have so far for the ORS 3 launch is a couple of operators showing 500 km
    > altitude at 40.5 deg inclination. If I can't get anything more, I'll do
    > a workup later today showing where that would be visible.  - TS
    >
    > Dr. T.S. Kelso
    > CelesTrak, http://celestrak.com
    > E-Mail: TS.Kelso@celestrak.com
    >
    > On 2013-11-16 02:00, Brian Weeden wrote:
    >> Do we know what altitude they are expected to be at?
    >>
    >> -------
    >> Brian
    >>
    >> On Nov 15, 2013, at 22:50, "Dr. T.S. Kelso" <TS.Kelso@celestrak.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>> As many of you know, we have two big launches next week--each with about
    >>> 30 payloads (not to mention upper stages and deployment devices). This
    >>> could be the ultimate tracking challenge!
    >>>
    >>> I've already put together some information on the Dnepr launch,
    >>> currently scheduled for 07:11 UTC on Nov 21 out of Dombarovskiy, Russia.
    >>> The primary goal of that analysis is to show where on the Earth's
    >>> surface these objects should be visible for the first 24 hours after
    >>> launch. It appears visibility will be restricted to above 58 North and
    >>> below 5 South latitude, so it's really going to depend on the southern
    >>> hemisphere observers.
    >>>
    >>> I hope to put together a similar analysis for the ORS 3 launch,
    >>> currently scheduled for 0030 UTC on Nov 20 out of Wallops Island, Virginia.
    >>>
    >>> For both of these analyses, you can find them under the Special Event
    >>> Coverage at http://celestrak.com.  - TS
    >>>
    >>> Dr. T.S. Kelso
    >>> CelesTrak, http://celestrak.com
    >>> E-Mail: TS.Kelso@celestrak.com
    >>>
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