Re: OICETS and the INDEX set for launch on Aug 23

From: Robert Holdsworth (robbonz1@xtra.co.nz)
Date: Thu Aug 25 2005 - 05:40:05 EDT

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    Could we please have the search orbits?
    
    No "official" catalogue numbers or TLEs appear to be available as yet.
    
    Thanks
    Robert
    Wainuiomata
    New Zealand
    41.261S
    174.947E
    
    
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Kevin Fetter" <kfetter@yahoo.com>
    To: <seesat-l@satobs.org>
    Sent: Tuesday, August 23, 2005 1:14 PM
    Subject: OICETS and the INDEX set for launch on Aug 23
    
    
    > The denepr rocket's all ready to sent them on there way.
    >
    > Liftoff is scheduled for 21:10 UTC ( Aug 23 )  [note: correction made as 
    > per Kevin's subsequent email]
    >
    > The satellites will be in approx 610 km high sun sync orbit.
    >
    > Based on a approx search orbit I made up, I am out of luck at seeing them 
    > for awhile:(
    >
    > Now to see what the real orbit will be.
    >
    > Some juicy details on the launch
    >
    > http://www.jaxa.jp/countdown/oicets_index/index_e.html
    >
    > Look for the "Launch / Tracking and Control Plan"
    >
    > Mission websites
    >
    > http://www.jaxa.jp/missions/projects/sat/tsushin/oicets/index_e.html
    >
    > http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/e/enterp/missions/index/index.shtml
    >
    > Kevin
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