Chandra final orbit

Jonathan McDowell (
Sun, 8 Aug 1999 15:39:02 -0400 (EDT)

Chandra's final orbit is:
Epoch Aug 7 1100:00 UTC
SMA 80798.46
e   0.801602
i  28.4518
RAAN 194.1107
AOP 271.0755
Mean anom 180.3370
Period 63.4911 hr  9652 x 139188 km x 28.45 deg

Cool! This is close enough to our original target
for government work :-). Now we have some more checking
out to do before we start trying to open the door and
take pretty pictures. Stay tuned to the MSFC and SAO
web sites for details. And again, if anyone observes us
please let us know.
 - Jonathan McDowell