SV: Atlas/Hot Bird Prelaunch Elset

Björn Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Thu, 1 Oct 1998 22:54:44 +0200

Ron Lee <ronlee@pcisys.net> wrote:
...
>Atlas/HotBird, 8 Oct 98, 21:58 UT
>1 77777U 98 0XX A 98281.93493519  .00000030  00000-0  00000-0 0    10
>2 77777  24.6200 167.2000 7322000 178.6000   1.7490  2.27400000    10
>...
>Can anyone provide the time of the apogee insertion burn. I still want
>to see such an event.
>
My copies of Track16 got damaged in the transfer to my new system -
hope I can find a new one - but here is TrakStar output from your elset
( I suppose an apogee burn is made at apogee - and the first one ??)

1998 Oct 09  03:38:00    0=F837'39" S    93=F842'21" E  35936.370   =20
1998 Oct 09  03:39:00    0=F834'25" S    93=F834'21" E  35937.364   =20
1998 Oct 09  03:40:00    0=F831'10" S    93=F826'21" E  35937.771   =20
1998 Oct 09  03:41:00    0=F827'56" S    93=F818'21" E  35937.591   =20
1998 Oct 09  03:42:00    0=F824'41" S    93=F810'21" E  35936.824   =20
1998 Oct 09  03:43:00    0=F821'27" S    93=F802'21" E  35935.471   =20
1998 Oct 09  03:44:00    0=F818'12" S    92=F854'21" E  35933.531   =20
1998 Oct 09  03:45:00    0=F814'57" S    92=F846'21" E  35931.003   =20

The next orbit:
1998 Oct 09  14:10:00    0=F834'24" S    64=F846'41" W  35933.692   =20
1998 Oct 09  14:11:00    0=F831'09" S    64=F854'41" W  35935.415   =20
1998 Oct 09  14:12:00    0=F827'55" S    65=F802'41" W  35936.551   =20
1998 Oct 09  14:13:00    0=F824'40" S    65=F810'41" W  35937.100   =20
1998 Oct 09  14:14:00    0=F821'25" S    65=F818'41" W  35937.062   =20
1998 Oct 09  14:15:00    0=F818'11" S    65=F826'41" W  35936.437   =20

, and so on.
Hope someone knows which orbit, and (for your sake) not the first one.


Bjoern Gimle