STS 115: estimated MECO elements

From: Ted Molczan (seesat-list@rogers.com)
Date: Sat Aug 26 2006 - 14:17:38 EDT

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    Lift-off is scheduled for 2006 Aug 27 at 20:29:57 UTC. Spaceflight Now reports
    that the weather forecast is for only a 40 percent probability of GO for launch:
    
    http://www.spaceflightnow.com/shuttle/sts115/status.html
    
    NASA's estimated elements should be available soon at the following URL. They
    take into account all planned manoeuvres, and are revised throughout the
    mission, as required.
    
    http://spaceflight1.nasa.gov/realdata/sightings/SSapplications/Post/JavaSSOP/orb
    it/SHUTTLE/SVPOST.html
    
    In the meantime, for those curious about visibility soon after orbital
    insertion, here are estimated elements:
    
    1. Aug 27, 20:46:26 UTC (MECO) - Aug 27, ~21:14 UTC
                                                              55 X 228 km
    1 99999U          06239.86141204  .01000000  00000-0  35709-6 0    05
    2 99999  51.6300 178.6805 0133087 347.3299  70.5036 16.49322810    03
    
    Ted Molczan
    
    
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