Soyuz MS-02 Launch orbit estimations

From: Jon . via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:04:09 +0200
Hello all,

A Soyuz-FG rocket is scheduled to launch the Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft
tomorrow 19/10/2016 at 08:05:14 UTC. The launch will took place in Baikonur
Cosmodrome.
As in the previous Soyuz MS-01 launch, the spacecraft will make a two-day
rendezvous to dock with the ISS the 21/10/2016 at 08:59:09 +- 3 minutes.

http://www.mcc.rsa.ru/sojuz_mc02/start.htm

Just after launch, at about 08:14:14, the spacecraft will be deployed in a
200 x 242 Km, 51.64ยบ orbit:

SOYUZ MS-02 #0                                           181 X 240 km
1 70000U 16500A   16293.34321759 0.00000000  00000-0  00000+0 0    06
2 70000  51.6438 159.3654 0044519  74.7415   7.9938 16.23325508    01

The above elset is valid till the first maneuver, that is programmed about
3 hours and a half later the launch, at 11:46:01 UTC. Just after this 89.48
seconds maneuver, the spacecraft will be pushed to about 225 x 284 Km orbit:

SOYUZ MS-02 #1                                           229 X 276 km
1 70001U 16501A   16293.49028935 0.00000000  00000-0  00000+0 0    04
2 70001  51.6438 158.5538 0035533 181.1267  41.6972 16.07808910    06

The second maneuver will took place near an hour later, at 12:41:49 UTC,
and will push the spacecraft into a 259 x 348 Km orbit on a 63.8 second
long maneuver. After this time the following elset will be valid:

SOYUZ MS-02 #2                                           249 X 346 km
1 70002U 16501A   16293.52903935 0.00000000  00000-0  00000+0 0    01
2 70002  51.6435 158.3447 0073030 115.9910 331.2772 15.91797593    07

After those two maneuvers there are not more aditional delta-v maneuver
data at TsUP page as the next menauvers will be calculated when measuring
the orbit of the spacecraft after the two first maneuvers listed above.

Observers of nearbound latitude +- 45 will be able to see the spacecraft in
those two days.

Be good!


Jon.

-- 
Jon, COSPAR 6242, 42.9453, -2.82839, 623m, Bitoriano, Basque Country.
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