Fwd: NH - No See Jan 20 due to Wx

From: George Olshevsky (george.olshevsky@gmail.com)
Date: Sat Jan 21 2006 - 04:29:10 EST

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    On 1/20/06, chiayk <chiayk1@singnet.com.sg> wrote:
    > 7) 19:51 UT - In bed ... I heard my wrist watch alarm went
    > off  and  'imagined' that the rocket was sailing quietly  pass the
    > Southern Cross...and headed SE - and out of reach from my south- facing
    > window.....
    I'm really glad that the NH launch went off successfully(!). I hope
    the spaceship stays in good electronic health for the nine+ years it
    will take to reach Pluto. For that matter, I hope that >I< will last
    long enough to see the photos it will send back. If I do, I'll be just
    over 69 when NH flies by that planet.
    Meanwhile, Space Track has added 3 new objects to the catalogue:
    28928, 28929, and 28930, for the NH spacecraft, the Centaur second
    stage, and the Star-48B third stage, respectively. I understand the
    Centaur will go into heliocentric orbit with an aphelion somewhere in
    the asteroid belt, while the Star-48B will head out of the solar
    system entirely, although in a different direction from the NH
    And whatever happened to object 28927? There's no catalogue entry for
    that number yet.
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