RE: And I thought they be raising the orbit of the ATV

From: Ted Molczan (
Date: Fri Mar 14 2008 - 13:51:33 UTC

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    Kevin Fetter wrote:
    > Take a look at the lastest tle for the ATV ( 32686 ). It 
    > shows it in a lower orbit, then it should be, so a glitch somewhere.
    According to the discussion at the URL below, a test collision avoidance
    manoeuvre was planned for 2008 Mar 14 at 07:57 UTC:
    I imagine that the slight lowering of the altitude was intended, and not a
    glitch in either the spacecraft or tracking.
    Ted Molczan
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