OFEQ 11 launched

From: Jon . via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:36:40 +0200
Hello;

Here is my attemp to build an orbit for this launch.

Ofeq 11 classified satellite was launched yesterday 2016/09/13 at aprox.
14:30 UTC from Palmachim Launch Facility, Israel. (31.8848, 34.678, 5m
a.s.l) aboard a Shavit-2 rocket.

It was reported that launch was succesfull, putting the payload into an
aproximate circular orbit of 600 Km:

http://spaceflight101.com/israel-launches-advanced-optical-reconnaissance-satellite/

Hours after launch started some rumours about the health of the payload,
that was unable to stabilize.

Here an aproximate orbit, taking account of a similar ascent than Ofeq 10
mission, launch time at 14:30 UTC and 600 Km height:

Ofeq 11 search                                           606 X 616 km
1 70002U 15702A   16257.65763889 0.00000000  00000-0  00000+0 0    09
2 70002 140.9345 291.4977 0007343  68.4399 296.4145 14.86377804    01

Assumed that this height was reached after second stage separation, using a
coast between 2nd stage shutdown and 3rd stage ignition, severals minutes
after launch, when reaching the apogee, as pointed in the above article.

Allow it several minutes and some degrees of uncertainty per 24h after
epoch.


Jon.

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