Re: Cosmos 2388 MIA?

From: Jonathan T Wojack (tlj18@juno.com)
Date: Tue Apr 09 2002 - 18:45:12 EDT

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    > > Kosmos-2388 was launched on Apr 1 by Molniya-M from area 16, pad 2 
    > at
    > > Plesetsk (thanks to Alex Zheleznyakov for pad info). It is a US-KS 
    > (Oko)
    > > elliptical orbit early warning satellite built by Lavochkin. The 
    > launch
    > > was reported as successful, but GSFC had still not posted any 
    > Space
    > > Command element sets by Apr 8 for the elliptical orbit (although 
    > the
    > > Blok-I rocket and BOZ ullage system left in low orbit have now 
    > been
    > > cataloged.) It's very unusual for this kind of satellite not to be
    > > tracked immediately, and it has probably gone into a non-standard 
    > orbit.
    > > The usual initial orbit for Oko satellites is about 500 x 39000 km 
    > x
    > > 62.9 deg; the Blok-I is in a standard 231 x 490 km x 62.8 deg
    > > low parking orbit.
    
    What are the dimensions of a standard operational orbit for a Oko-class
    satellite?
    
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    Jonathan T. Wojack                 tlj18@juno.com
    39.706d N   75.683d W            4 hours behind UT (-4)
    
    
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