SBIRS GEO 1 pre-launch elements

From: Ted Molczan (ssl3molcz@rogers.com)
Date: Fri May 06 2011 - 23:59:44 UTC

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    Bad weather has delayed the launch of SBIRS GEO 1. It is now scheduled for launch from Cape Canaveral on an Atlas V-401,
    on 2011 May 07, between 18:10 UTC and 18:50 UTC.
    
    The following elements are of the GTO (geosynchronous transfer orbit). The epoch corresponds to spacecraft separation,
    assuming launch at 18:10  UTC.
    
                                                           185 X 35786 km
    1 79301U          11127.78703125  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    08
    2 79301  21.6400 321.9829 7306200 178.0000   9.8800  2.28355000    03
    
    The spacecraft's LAE (liquid apogee engine) will be fired six times over a 9 day period to reach geosynchronous orbit.
    To my knowledge, the initial synchronous longitude has not been announced.
    
    Ted Molczan
    
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