Ariane Launch; Orbit Parameters

Keith Stein (kstein@launchspace.com)
Tue, 28 Apr 1998 10:48:10 -0700

NOMINAL ORBITS
                                    NILESAT          BSAT            
EPOCH (D/HH:MM:SS.SSS):             118/23:14:13.220 118/23:18:39.220
PERIOD (MIN):                        633.887          633.627        
INCLINATION (DEG):                    7.000            6.997         
ECCENTRICITY (DEG):                 0.730888         0.730769        
SEMI-MAJOR AXIS (KM):               24443.7658       24437.0824      
ARGUMENT OF PERIGEE (DEG):          178.001          178.051         
RA OF ASCENDING NODE (DEG):          16.877           16.865         
MEAN ANOMALY (DEG):                   2.277            4.793         
START ORBIT TIME (HHH:MM:SS.SSS)MET:000:21:13.220    000:25:39.220   
END ORBIT TIME (HHH:MM:SS.SSS)MET:  022:00:00.000    022:00:00.000   
HEIGHT (KM):                          348.3080         931.0474      
INJECTION LATITUDE (DEG):             2.15S            4.406S        
INJECTION LONGITUDE (DEG):            9.30E           29.147E        
INJECTION INERTIAL AZIMUTH (DEG):    96.657           95.448         
INJECTION TIME (D/HH:MM:SS.SSS):    118/23:14:13.220 118/23:18:39.220

Launch is tonight 2253 UTC.


Keith Stein
Associate Technical Editor

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