Re: Atlas 5 launch in a few hours

From: Robert Holdsworth (robbonz1@xtra.co.nz)
Date: Fri Dec 17 2004 - 03:35:00 EST

  • Next message: Peter Wakelin: "SATOBS 2004 December 16"

    Launch is now not before .1111 UTC.
    
    I do not intend to post further updates as these are freely available on the 
    relevant websites, and in any case I might as well get some sleep between 
    now and then :-)
    
    Robert
    
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Kevin Fetter" <kfetter@yahoo.com>
    To: <seesat-l@satobs.org>
    Sent: Friday, December 17, 2004 4:13 PM
    Subject: Atlas 5 launch in a few hours
    
    
    >A atlas 5 rocket will place the AMC 16 satellite into orbit. AMC 16 
    >satellite will be parked at 85
    > degrees west, so it's ends up beside
    >
    > AMC-9 (GE-12)
    > 1 27820U 03024A   04350.38775762 -.00000201  00000-0  00000+0 0  2485
    > 2 27820   0.0045 350.4673 0001407 281.0025 227.5559  1.00270386  5612
    >
    > Which will broadcast the launch over the c band frequency. I plan to watch 
    > the nightime launch on
    > the c band satellite dish we have.
    >
    > The new bird, uses KU ( mini dish ) and KA band ( for example satellite 
    > internet access )
    > frequencies. No C Band on it.
    >
    > Launch can be viewed over the internet at
    >
    > http://streamvox.ninesystems.com/gemssv/ils121604/
    >
    > Launch time is planned for 9:41 UTC ( Dec 17 ) = 4:41 am EST ( Dec 17 ). 
    > So a early morning launch
    > for some of us.
    >
    > Flight path of rocket ( Need adobe reader to view it )
    >
    > http://www.ilslaunch.com/launches/cbin/Mission_Overview/atlas/AMC_16_MO.pdf
    >
    > Adobe reader can be downloaded from
    >
    > http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html
    >
    > So soon another geo sat to observe:)
    >
    > Kevin
    >
    >
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