Re: Pegasus rocket launch today with the Space Technology 5 mission satellites

From: Björn Gimle (bg_26934@glocalnet.net)
Date: Thu Mar 16 2006 - 16:26:11 EST

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    With 300 x 4500 km orbit, I find MM=10.556 and i=105.6 degrees are 
    required.
    
    Does anyone know the drop point and launch direction?
    Only a NNW launch will make it visible at my location.
    
    With rough guesses I find
    ST5 Pegasus SSE                                  4500 x 300
    1 75556U 06576B   06076.64500000 0.00000150  00000-0  49767-4 0    05
    2 75556 105.6000 075.0000 2392000 155.0000 205.0000 10.55600000    02
    
    or
    
    ST5 Pegasus NNW                                  4500 x 300
    1 75555U 06576B   06076.61398562 0.00000150  00000-0  49767-4 0    05
    2 75555 105.6000 280.0000 2392000 040.0000 320.0000 10.55600000    02
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    >
    > By the launch time they will be near the  sunrise/sunset line. The 
    > orbit is sunsynchrinous,
    > the jigher inclination to bring the rate of change of RA of node to 
    > the required
    > .9856 degrees/day
    
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