Re: Israeli spy satellite launched

From: Brian Weeden (brian.weeden@gmail.com)
Date: Mon Jan 21 2008 - 17:12:27 UTC

  • Next message: Brad Young: "BY Obs Jan 21"

    Interesting inclination.  Looks to be near the prograde version of the
    standard inclination that all the OFEQs are in of around 141 to 143
    deg.
    
    -- 
    Brian Weeden
    Technical Consultant
    Secure World Foundation
    
    On Jan 21, 2008 8:01 AM, Kevin Fetter <kfetter@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > According to
    >
    > http://www.isro.org/pressrelease/Jan21_2008.htm
    >
    > The 300 kg TECSAR satellite was placed into its intended orbit with a perigee (nearest point to
    > earth) of 450 km and apogee (farthest point to earth) of 580 km with an orbital inclination of 41
    > deg with respect to the equator. TECSAR was placed in orbit 1185 sec after lift off.
    >
    > It's a small satellite.
    >
    > Image at
    >
    > http://www.iai.co.il/Default.aspx?docID=37907&FolderID=32981&lang=EN
    >
    > Kevin
    >
    >
    > --- John Locker <john@satcom.freeserve.co.uk> wrote:
    >
    > > Any idea of the orbit yet Kevin ?
    > >
    > > Doesnt sound very big  and  presume it will be in quite a low orbit.
    > >
    > > John
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