Re: MERIDIAN launch?

From: Scott Tilley via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2022 13:42:05 -0700
Thanks Bob

Do you think the AoP will be similar to Meridian 9?

Regards,

Scott


On 2022-03-20 11:43, Bob Christy wrote:
>  There are navigation warnings for the southern Pacific Ocean near 
> New Zealand and Australia. They line up with the ones for Meridian 9, 
> launched 2020 Feb 20.
>
> They cover the Soyuz-2 third stage re-entry. The fourth, Fregat, stage 
> will take the satellite initially to 63° inclined LEO and then a 
> firing at southern apex on rev 0 will take it to HEO.
>
> B1385/22 NOTAMN Q) NZZO/QRDCA/IV/BO /W /000/999/5547S16713E292 A) NZZO 
> B) 2203221200 C) 2203221500 E) TEMPO DANGER AREA NZD026 (SOUTH 
> AUCKLAND OCEANIC FIR) IS PRESCRIBED AS FLW: ALL THAT AIRSPACE BOUNDED 
> BY A LINE JOINING: 57 01 42 S 175 34 52 E 59 47 39 S 172 08 50 E 56 18 
> 45 S 163 00 00 E 51 41 30 S 163 00 00 E 57 01 42 S 175 34 52 E 
> ACTIVITY: SPACE DEBRIS RETURN USER AGENCY: FOREIGN SPACE AGENCY 
> PRESCRIBED PURSUANT TO CIVIL AVIATION RULE PART 71 UNDER A DELEGATED 
> AUTHORITY ISSUED BY THE DIRECTOR OF CIVIL AVIATION F) SFC G) FL999
> F0675/22 NOTAMN Q) YMMM/QWMLW/IV/BO/W/000/999/5123S15757E400 A) YMMM 
> B) 2203221200 C) 2203251500 D) DAILY 1200/1500 E) ROCKET LAUNCH FROM 
> RUSSIA WILL TAKE PLACE FLW RECEIVED FROM GOVERNMENT OF RUSSIA: THE 
> MINISTRY OF DEFENSE OF RUSSIA PLANS TO LAUNCH MISSILE INTO SPACE AND 
> TO SINK ITS FRAGMENTS IN THE WATERS OF THE OCEAN. CHARACTERISTICS OF 
> IMPACT AREA: 463801S 1550023E 514130S 1630000E 561845S 1630000E 
> 491821S 1511007E 463801S 1550023E PRIMARY LAUNCH 2203221200 BACKUP AS 
> PER FIELD D F) SFC G) UNL
> Robert Christy
>
>> On 19 Mar 2022, at 21:49, Scott Tilley via Seesat-l 
>> <seesat-l_at_satobs.org> wrote:
>>
>> TASS is reporting something will launch on March 22nd in a nebulous way.
>>
>> It is suspected this could be a new MERIDIAN-M to replace the either 
>> failed or decommissioned MERIDIAN 4 payload which fell silent just 
>> before the events in Ukraine unfolded.  Optical observations of 
>> MERIDIAN 4 reveal it is apparently tumbling.  This leaves a ~6 hour 
>> gap in the MERIDIAN constellation.  Even more so when factored with 
>> MERIDIAN 7's partial operation.
>>
>> https://tass.ru/kosmos/14100411
>>
>> https://twitter.com/coastal8049/status/1497749400608665600
>>
>> https://twitter.com/planet4589/status/1498014981039837191
>>
>> https://twitter.com/coastal8049/status/1498565427831603201
>>
>> Anyone seen a detailed NOTAM yet?
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Scott Tilley
>>
>>
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