Re: Rosetta launched

From: Jonathan McDowell (
Date: Tue Mar 02 2004 - 13:36:36 EST

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    Robert wrote 
    > The launcher was in an eccentric coast orbit of 200 by 4000 km.
    This is an error by ESA PR, I wrote to them about it a week ago
    and they admitted this. The orbit was 44 km perigee, not 200 km.
    The upper stage reentered over the Pacific on the first orbit.
     - Jonathan
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