Re: Mars 96 launch profile info

Ron Lee (
Sat, 16 Nov 1996 10:08:48 -0700 (MST)

At 10:41 96/11/16, you wrote:
>Very informative launch info, which includes a time line with geographical 
>coordinates in table form, launch overview diagram, vectors for sat 
>tracking, and graphical map of ground track for todays planned launch (more 
>to be added) can be found at:
>Jeff Hunt <>
Just checked this page out and it is GREAT!  Unfortunately my
orbital mecahnics skills area little rusty but is appears that people
with CCD systems, or large telescopes, may be able to see this object
after insertion into orbit towards Mars.  Others  may be able to see
the low orbit portions and possibly some of the burns.

If more launch operators were willing to make a web site like this one,
then more people could see some of the burn type events (my desire).

Thanks Jeff and to the folks who put the Web site together. It is

Ron Lee
Ron Lee
104.5614 W,  38.9478 N, 2073 m,  UT-6(or 7 on standard time)