Astro-E orbit

From: Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Date: Sat Jul 09 2005 - 16:25:30 EDT

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    I found the following:
    
    http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/astroe/about/overview.html
    
    Orbit: circular 
    Altitude: 550 km
    Inclination: 31 degrees
    Pointing Constraint: Within 25 degrees of perpendicular to the 
    Sun (all the instruments)
    
    For comparison, I found this about the failed Astro-D launch:
    
    http://www.spaceflightnow.com/m5/astroe/000210failure.html
    
    "Astro-E should have been delivered into an egg-shaped orbit 
    around Earth with a high point of 343 miles and low point of 
    125 miles."
    
    Elsewhere is information that its inclination was to have been 
    31 deg.
    
    Astro-D (ASCA, Asuka) was also in a 31-degree orbit.
    
    Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA
    
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