Re: STS-98/ISS SERVICING

From: Ed Davies (edavies@nildram.co.uk)
Date: Tue Jan 16 2001 - 13:10:48 PST

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    Keith Stein wrote:
    
    > NAME:            STS-98/ISS SERVICING
    > ....
    > LAUNCH WINDOW:   19 JAN 01 0706Z TO 19 JAN 01 0716Z
    > ....
    > INJECTION LATITUDE (DEG):           12.34S
    > INJECTION LONGITUDE (DEG):          327.19E
    > INJECTION INERTIAL AZIMUTH (DEG):   140.538
    > INJECTION TIME (D/HH:MM:SS.SSS):    019/07:55:06.609
    > ....
    
    It's only of historical interest now but I find this data
    rather puzzling.  Presumably the injection lat/long is 
    the position of the end of the OMS-2 circularization 
    burn.  Surely, at the injection time quoted (07:55Z, 
    which would have been about 0:45MET), roughly half an orbit 
    after launch, STS-98 would have been over the Indian ocean 
    at about 12S but more like 75E.
    
    Is the "327.19E" above a typo or have I misunderstood
    something?
    
    Illumination requested...
    
    Ed Davies
    
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