Long March/Iridium Launch

Keith Stein (kstein@launchspace.com)
Mon, 20 Jul 1998 15:45:23 -0700

Long March/Iridium Pre-launch Orbital Parameters

                                    SV-003 AT SEP TI SV-076 AT SEP TI
EPOCH (D/HH:MM:SS.SSS):             204/10:52:04.306 204/10:52:04.306
PERIOD (MIN):                       97.319           97.326        
INCLINATION (DEG):                  86.401           86.401         
ECCENTRICITY (DEG):                 0.001016         0.001100        
SEMI-MAJOR AXIS (KM):               7008.5256        7008.8436      
ARGUMENT OF PERIGEE (DEG):          300.880          302.684         
RA OF ASCENDING NODE (DEG):         26.876           26.876         
MEAN ANOMALY (DEG):                 22.538           20.734         
START ORBIT TIME (HHH:MM:SS.SSS)MET:000:50:09.000    000:50:09.000   
END ORBIT TIME (HHH:MM:SS.SSS)MET:  004:00:00.000    004:00:00.000   
HEIGHT (KM):                        640.9794         640.6618      
INJECTION LATITUDE (DEG):           36.72S           36.725S        
INJECTION LONGITUDE (DEG):          280.20E          280.205E        
INJECTION INERTIAL AZIMUTH (DEG):   4.482            4.482         
INJECTION TIME (D/HH:MM:SS.SSS):    204/10:52:04.306 204/10:52:04.306
                                                                     
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                                    SMART DISPENSER                  
EPOCH (D/HH:MM:SS.SSS):             204/10:52:04.000                 
PERIOD (MIN):                       97.319                         
INCLINATION (DEG):                  86.401                          
ECCENTRICITY (DEG):                 0.001069                         
SEMI-MAJOR AXIS (KM):               7008.5256                       
ARGUMENT OF PERIGEE (DEG):          300.277                          
RA OF ASCENDING NODE (DEG):         26.876                          
MEAN ANOMALY (DEG):                 23.137                          
START ORBIT TIME (HHH:MM:SS.SSS)MET:000:50:09.000                    
END ORBIT TIME (HHH:MM:SS.SSS)MET:  004:00:00.000                    
HEIGHT (KM):                        640.6622                       
INJECTION LATITUDE (DEG):           36.72S                          
INJECTION LONGITUDE (DEG):          280.20E                          
INJECTION INERTIAL AZIMUTH (DEG):   4.482                          
INJECTION TIME (D/HH:MM:SS.SSS):    204/10:52:04.000


Keith Stein
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