RE: A new satellite for the L2 Lagrangian point

From: McConahy, Ralph (
Date: Sat Jun 30 2001 - 20:26:01 PDT

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    >Am I correct in thinking the MAP spacecraft will be in Earth orbit for a
    >while (hours or days) before heading for L2?  If so, does anyone have
    >keps for it?
    MAP will make three perigee passes, with apogee close to the moon. The
    perigee dates of these "phasing loops" are:
      8 July
     17 July
     26 July
    After the third parigee, MAP will make a lunar swingby as it heads to L2.
      Ralph McConahy
      34.8829N  117.0064W  670m
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