SBSS Block 10 - search elements

From: Ted Molczan (ssl3molcz@rogers.com)
Date: Sat Sep 25 2010 - 02:32:32 UTC

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    SBSS Block 10 is scheduled for launch from VAFB on a Minotaur IV, on 2010 Sep 26, between 04:41 UTC
    and 04:55 UTC.
    
    I offer the following search elements, based on launch at the start of the window:
    
    SBSS                                                     539 X 541 km
    1 70950U          10269.23683545  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    08
    2 70950  98.0000 130.4358 0001000 359.8686   0.2541 15.07800000    03
    
    The orbit will be raised to 630 km, early in the mission. 
    
    The spacecraft's bus is the Ball Aerospace BCP-2000. Observations by Russell Eberst of three other
    spacecraft built on that bus, revealed a standard visual magnitude of 7 (1000 km, 90 deg phase
    angle).
    
    I have not made an exhaustive check of visibility; there will be evening visibility near 35 S, and
    limited evening visibility above 50 N.
    
    Ted Molczan
    
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