Re: Foton M2 is in orbit

Date: Tue May 31 2005 - 11:10:07 EDT

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    It appears to enter shadow N of +50N on the evening passes, and exit S of 
    A very nice pass tonight around 22:40 UTC N of Edinburgh and the Netherlands, with 
    shadow entry over Germany.
    I would have a good pass on the orbit before, except that it is raining 
    now, and the prospects are not good.
    Here is my suggested orbit, though you should be able to get real orbits from 
    SpaceTrack tonight.
    (Epoch is two days ahead, but validated against launch-5 min)
    Foton M2                                         305 x 262
    1 23497U 05653A   05153.48155573  .00068458  79843-5  10762-3      83
    2 23497  62.8066 096.6602 0032462 112.9687 190.3708 15.96718372   282
    >The Foton M2 satellite is in orbit. Liftoff was 12:00 UTC ( May 31 ) using 
    a soyuz rocket.
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