Soyuz TM-28 launched

Agapov Vladimir (avm@kiam1.rssi.ru)
Thu, 13 Aug 1998 16:15:23 +0400 (MSD)

Hello,

Soyuz TM-28 was successfully launched by Soyuz-U launcher from LC1
of Baykonur today at 09:43:10.871 UTC. The spacecraft separated
from the launcher's third stage at 09:52:00.7 UTC. Initial insertion
orbit parameters are (after processing of measurements on two orbits):

Nodal period, min 88.5800
Inclination, deg  51.6346
Hmin, km         192.9
Hmax, km         245.1
Semimaj. axis, km    6592.42
RAAN 1950.0, deg 117.5889
Long. of AN, deg  12.7128

Docking is scheduled on Aug 15 at approx. 10:58 UTC.
Progress M-39 was undocked temporarely from the station yesterday
(Aug 12) at 09:28:52 UTC and made small evasive manoeuvre at 09:47 UTC.

Best regards,
   Vladimir Agapov.

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