RE: Sich 1M launched

From: Ted Molczan (molczan@rogers.com)
Date: Sat Dec 25 2004 - 10:23:43 EST

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    Kevin Fetter posted:
    
    > 1 28505U 04052A   04359.59376743  .00000343 -10889-5  00000+0 0    11
    > 2 28505  82.5690 290.0947 0263302  23.3489 337.8565 15.35215429    13
    > 
    > http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/sich-1m.htm
    
    According to Gunter Krebs' above webpage and the following article, the planned
    orbit is 650 km circular:
    
    http://www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=1597417&PageNum=0
    
    "The height of the space vehicles' circular orbits is 650 kilometers."
    
    As Gunter pointed out, "the launch apparently was a partial failure, when the
    third stage of the Tsiklon-3 launch vehicle failed to circularize the orbit."
    Many hours after launch, all three pieces remained in a 285 X 644 km orbit:
    
    Sich 1M
    1 28505U 04052A   04360.40253435 -.00165644  47158-5 -14842-2 0    68
    2 28505  82.5605 289.2784 0262472  20.2711 128.0087 15.35254166   132
    SL-14 R/B
    1 28506U 04052B   04360.37612305  .00011197 -10513-5  10000-3 0    48
    2 28506  82.5585 289.3016 0261379  20.6247 340.5369 15.34867233   130
    COSMOS 2412
    1 28507U 04052C   04360.39570815  .00021825 -97694-6  19518-3 0    48
    2 28507  82.5611 289.2849 0261636  20.3831  89.8265 15.35096586    73
    
    Cosmos 2412 apparently refers to the KS5MF2 mini-sat mentioned in the above
    article.
    
    Ted Molczan
    
    
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