Re: Reminder of ABRIXAS launch today

Chris Peat (
Wed, 28 Apr 1999 11:59:28 +0200

> On Wed, 28 Apr 1999, Ed Cannon wrote:
> > Inclination: 48 degrees (48.4 according to Harro Z.)
> I could easily be wrong with this, but launches of the Cosmos-3M out of
> Kap Yar have always used 50.7 deg inclinations, so I would expect that
> this will be the inclination used for ABRIXAS.   This will be the first
> orbital attempt from Kap Yar since January 1987 when Cosmos 1815 was
> placed into orbit.

No, 48.4 is correct Phillip. We are just setting up the orbit display at
GSOC (from where Abrixas will be controlled) and this is the nominal orbit.
There are no thrusters on Abrixas, so once injected there is no possibility
of making orbit maeuvers.

Chris Peat
at the Germans Space Operations Centre, Munich