ARABSAT & SKYNET Launch Data

Keith Stein (kstein@erols.com)
Wed, 17 Feb 1999 11:00:55 -0800

Hello all,

Here is the pre-launch orbital predictions for the Ariane/Arabsat/Skynet
launch on February 26th;

NOMINAL ORBITS
                                    ARABSAT @ SEP    SKYNET @ SEP
EPOCH (D/HH:MM:SS.SSS):             057/23:03:55.500 057/23:08:58.600
PERIOD (MIN):                       635.720          633.661
INCLINATION (DEG):                  7.000            6.999
ECCENTRICITY (DEG):                 0.731425         0.730791
SEMI-MAJOR AXIS (KM):               24490.8720       24437.9570
ARGUMENT OF PERIGEE (DEG):          178.000          178.029
RA OF ASCENDING NODE (DEG):         315.123          315.120
MEAN ANOMALY (DEG):                 1.817            4.690
START ORBIT TIME (HHH:MM:SS.SSS)MET:000:19:55.500    000:24:58.600
END ORBIT TIME (HHH:MM:SS.SSS)MET:  000:24:58.600    003:00:00.000
HEIGHT (KM):                        287.5771         916.0221
INJECTION LATITUDE (DEG):           1.72S            4.363S
INJECTION LONGITUDE (DEG):          7.01E            29.943E
INJECTION INERTIAL AZIMUTH (DEG):   96.754           95.455
INJECTION TIME (D/HH:MM:SS.SSS):    057/23:03:55.500 057/23:08:58.600

Keith Stein, Editor
Military Space

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