Globalstar Orbit Parameters

Keith Stein (kstein@launchspace.com)
Wed, 22 Apr 1998 17:25:04 -0700

GLOBALSTAR LAUNCH NOMINAL ORBITS

                                    SECO-1           SECO-2          
EPOCH (D/HH:MM:SS.SSS):             113/23:05:52.200 113/23:56:08.400
PERIOD (MIN):                         99.055          110.470        
INCLINATION (DEG):                   51.951           52.000         
ECCENTRICITY (DEG):                 0.074471         0.000090        
SEMI-MAJOR AXIS (KM):                7091.5869        7626.4865      
ARGUMENT OF PERIGEE (DEG):           66.245          246.292         
RA OF ASCENDING NODE (DEG):          92.256           92.236         
MEAN ANOMALY (DEG):                 357.493            0.000         
START ORBIT TIME (HHH:MM:SS.SSS)MET:000:11:22.200    001:01:38.400   
END ORBIT TIME (HHH:MM:SS.SSS)MET:  001:01:38.400    001:08:20.000   
HEIGHT (KM):                          190.0530        1263.0133      
INJECTION LATITUDE (DEG):            44.87N           46.344S        
INJECTION LONGITUDE (DEG):          304.78E          115.939E        
INJECTION INERTIAL AZIMUTH (DEG):    60.128          117.196         
INJECTION TIME (D/HH:MM:SS.SSS):    113/23:05:52.200 113/23:56:08.400

                                    U1/U2 SEP        L1/L2 SEP       
EPOCH (D/HH:MM:SS.SSS):             114/00:02:50.000 114/00:07:00.000
PERIOD (MIN):                        110.433          110.442        
INCLINATION (DEG):                   51.995           51.996         
ECCENTRICITY (DEG):                 0.000324         0.000470        
SEMI-MAJOR AXIS (KM):                7624.7606        7625.1945      
ARGUMENT OF PERIGEE (DEG):          143.088          165.081         
RA OF ASCENDING NODE (DEG):          92.208           92.189         
MEAN ANOMALY (DEG):                 125.008          116.586         
START ORBIT TIME (HHH:MM:SS.SSS)MET:001:08:20.000    001:12:30.000   
END ORBIT TIME (HHH:MM:SS.SSS)MET:  004:00:00.000    004:00:00.000   
HEIGHT (KM):                         1265.7193        1265.7649      
INJECTION LATITUDE (DEG):            52.09S           50.641S        
INJECTION LONGITUDE (DEG):          146.63E          167.189E        
INJECTION INERTIAL AZIMUTH (DEG):    92.392           75.457         
INJECTION TIME (D/HH:MM:SS.SSS):    114/00:02:50.000 114/00:07:00.000

                                    SECO-3           SECO-4          
EPOCH (D/HH:MM:SS.SSS):             114/00:42:05.000 114/00:49:35.000
PERIOD (MIN):                        106.678          101.551        
INCLINATION (DEG):                   51.329           51.637         
ECCENTRICITY (DEG):                 0.024293         0.005692        
SEMI-MAJOR AXIS (KM):                7450.9055        7210.2488      
ARGUMENT OF PERIGEE (DEG):          215.721          230.448         
RA OF ASCENDING NODE (DEG):          91.489           92.187         
MEAN ANOMALY (DEG):                 180.725          190.834         
START ORBIT TIME (HHH:MM:SS.SSS)MET:001:47:35.000    001:55:05.000   
END ORBIT TIME (HHH:MM:SS.SSS)MET:  001:55:05.000    003:00:00.000   
HEIGHT (KM):                         1254.3777         876.1747      
INJECTION LATITUDE (DEG):            27.68N           43.514N        
INJECTION LONGITUDE (DEG):          253.81E          276.315E        
INJECTION INERTIAL AZIMUTH (DEG):    44.806           58.608         
INJECTION TIME (D/HH:MM:SS.SSS):    114/00:42:05.000 114/00:49:35.000


Keith Stein
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