Soyuz TMA-18M launch orbit estimations

From: Jon . via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2015 18:53:44 +0200
Hi all;

A Soyuz-FG rocket is cheduled to launch the Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft with
three new crew members to the ISS. The launch is aimed to be the 2015/9/2
at 04:37:43 UTC from Tyura-Tam Baikonur Kosmodrome. The vehicle will fly in
the classical 2-day renzezvous trajectory, probably due to the orbit
raising maneuver that yesterday occurred.

Just after launch, the spacecraft should be on this orbit:

SOYUZ-TMA 18M #0                                         198 X 214 km
1 70000U 15500A   15245.19931713 0.00000000  00000-0  00000+0 0    01
2 70000  51.6444  60.1611 0011851  54.4279  29.7930 16.25069103    08

Some hours after the launch the first TLE would be posted. My guess is to
use them to replace my elset.


The spacecraft will be visible on near-equatorial places.

Be good!


Jon.



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