Re: cosmos 1 planned orbital data

From: Russell Eberst (eberst@blueyonder.co.uk)
Date: Tue Jun 14 2005 - 01:28:28 EDT

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    At 18:53 13/06/2005 -0700, Kevin wrote:
    
    >This appeared on the Cosmos 1 website
    >
    >http://www.planetary.org/solarsail/parameters.html
    >
    >Perigee radius 7137.536 kilometers
    >Apogee radius 7220.636 kilometers
    >Inclination 80.03 degrees
    >Right ascension of the ascending node 212.99 degrees
    >Argument of perigee 125.98 degrees
    >Initial mean anomaly 3.2 degrees
    >Nominal orbit injection time 21 June 2005 19:46 GMT
    
    
    Also on same website:
      The launch path will take the spacecraft from the Barents Sea, across 
    northern Russia and Siberia, and past the Kamchatka peninsula. When the 
    spacecraft passes east of Kamchatka over the Pacific Ocean it should enter 
    a near-circular orbit 825 kilometers above the Earth and inclined about 78 
    degrees.
    So the inclination is either  78 or 80 derpending on which page of the 
    "Cosmos 1" website you believe.
    
    best wishes
    Russell
    
    
    
    
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