STS-88 Orbital Data (Rev 151)

Philip Chien (kc4yer@amsat.org)
Sun, 13 Dec 1998 20:17:04 -0500

These elements should be valid for quite a while (possibly until reentry).
I don't know of any planned separation burns after deploying the mini-sats.


>Date: Sun, 13 Dec 1998 18:53:26 -0600
>From: "David H. Ransom" <rans7500@spacelink.nasa.gov>
>To: Multiple recipients of list <ststle@spacelink.nasa.gov>
>Subject: STS-88 Orbital Data (Rev 151)
>
>STS-88
>1 25549U 98069A   98347.96131597  .00002640  00000-0  32986-4 0   376
>2 25549  51.5986  48.4023 0012844 238.1135  82.3114 15.59067185  1517
>
>Launch time for STS-88: 04 DEC 98 @ 08:35:34.096 UTC
>
>Earth-Fixed Greenwich State Vector:
>
>Vector format = 117
>Satellite Name:         STS-88
>Catalog Number:         25549  98069A
>Epoch Date/Time:        98347.96131597200
>                        12/13/1998  23:04:17.699 UTC
>EFG E:                   13077165.0000000 ft
>    F:                   -14137477.000000 ft
>    G:                   -11072792.000000 ft
>    Edot:                18164.5800000000 ft/s
>    Fdot:                4852.57999999999 ft/s
>    Gdot:                15211.8400000000 ft/s
>ndot/2 (drag):              0.00002639898 rev/day^2
>nddt/6:                       0.00000E+00 rev/day^3
>Bstar:                        3.29860E-05 1/Earth Radii
>Elset #:                               37
>Rev @ Epoch:              151.89000860284
>
>Keplerian Elements (Amsat format):
>
>Satellite: STS-88
>Catalog number: 25549
>Epoch time:      98347.96131597
>Element set:      37
>Inclination:       51.5986 deg
>RA of node:        48.4023 deg
>Eccentricity:    0.0012844
>Arg of perigee:   238.1135 deg
>Mean anomaly:      82.3114 deg
>Mean motion:   15.59067185 rev/day
>Decay rate:    2.63990e-05 rev/day^2
>Epoch rev:             151
>Checksum:              331
>
>
>SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITAL DATA:
>
>These 2-line elements have been generated using Ken Ernandes' program
>VEC2TLE using real time state vector data supplied by DOD C-Band Radar
>Network courtesy Dave Simonson. Note that the epoch of the 2-line
>elements is the same as the state vector time.
>
>Drag and B-Star parameters are internally calculated by VEC2TLE using
>a drag factor of 0.5. Rev numbers use NASA orbit numbering convention.
>
>NOTE: Endeavour undocked from ISS at 20:24:40 UTC today.
>
>                                   Dave Ransom
>                                   RPV Astronomy BBS
>                                   http://www.dransom.com
>                                   http://tie.jpl.nasa.gov/dransom/
>
>
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>David H. Ransom, Jr.   Email:rans7500@spacelink.nasa.gov
>


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