STS-89 Orbital Data (Rev 105, Post-Sep)

Philip Chien (kc4yer@amsat.org)
Thu, 29 Jan 1998 14:53:30 -0400

>Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 13:02:50 -0600
>From: "David H. Ransom" <rans7500@spacelink.nasa.gov>
>To: Multiple recipients of list <ststle@spacelink.nasa.gov>
>Subject: STS-89 Orbital Data (Rev 105, Post-Sep)
>
>STS-89 Post-Sep
>1 25143U 98003A   98029.76142245  .00000611  00000-0  67341-5 0   326
>2 25143  51.6592  26.0636 0004284 286.1713  97.7397 15.62436157  1052
>
>Launch time for STS-89: 23 JAN 98 @ 02:48:15.094 UTC
>
>Earth-Fixed Greenwich State Vector:
>
>Vector format = 117
>Satellite Name:         STS-89
>Catalog Number:         25143  98003A
>Epoch Date/Time:        98029.76142245400
>                        01/29/1998  18:16:26.900 UTC
>EFG E:                   21016450.0000000 ft
>    F:                   -544531.00000000 ft
>    G:                   7034872.00000000 ft
>    Edot:                -5676.7700000000 ft/s
>    Fdot:                15104.9300000000 ft/s
>    Gdot:                18081.6300000000 ft/s
>ndot/2 (drag):              0.00000611300 rev/day^2
>nddt/6:                       0.00000E+00 rev/day^3
>Bstar:                        6.73406E-06 1/Earth Radii
>Elset #:                               32
>Rev @ Epoch:              105.06646504961
>
>Keplerian Elements (Amsat format):
>
>Satellite: STS-89
>Catalog number: 25143
>Epoch time:      98029.76142245
>Element set:      32
>Inclination:       51.6592 deg
>RA of node:        26.0636 deg
>Eccentricity:    0.0004284
>Arg of perigee:   286.1713 deg
>Mean anomaly:      97.7397 deg
>Mean motion:   15.62436157 rev/day
>Decay rate:    6.11300e-06 rev/day^2
>Epoch rev:             105
>Checksum:              302
>
>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 0.1. Rev numbers use NASA orbit numbering convention.
>
>                                   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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