orbits for recently launch ROCSAT 2 and AMC 11 geo sat

From: Kevin Fetter (kfetter@yahoo.com)
Date: Fri May 21 2004 - 20:51:45 EDT

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    On May 20 a Orbital Sciences Taurus XL rocket, placed the ROCSAT 2 satellite into an orbit with an
    apogee of 743.31 km, perigee of 729.94 km and inclination of 99.096 degrees accirding to
    spaceflight now.
    
    It will then move to a orbit of roughly 851 km high, using it's onboard thrusters.
    
    Here's the orbital data for it, and the rocket's 4th stage, from the the oig.
    
    ROCSAT 2
    1 28254U 04018A   04141.92287022 -.00021550 +00000-0 -57779-2 0 00034
    2 28254 099.1090 199.0754 0015533 251.5081 108.4993 14.48185102000036
    Taurus XL R/B
    1 28255U 04018B   04141.92283025 -.00055681 +00000-0 -14947-1 0 00057
    2 28255 099.1113 199.0855 0015287 260.0426 099.9039 14.48449631000034
    
    Current data on AMC 11 and it's rocket. AMC 11 will be parked at 146 degrees West longitude for
    testing, and after the seasonal eclipse period, then move to 131 degrees West according to
    spaceflight now. 
    
    AMC-11
    1 28252U 04017A   04141.60341517  .00002142  31172-6  10000-3 0    59
    2 28252  12.4525  34.8923 7306091 180.3414 178.2910  2.28741965    19
    ATLAS 2AS CENTAUR R/B
    1 28253U 04017B   04141.58905857 +.00131238 +32238-6 +81020-2 0 00018
    2 28253 012.4094 032.4210 7296697 182.7053 167.9608 02.29272317000019
    
    
    Kevin
    
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