Re: geo sat in leo orbit

From: Antonín Vítek (avitek@lib.cas.cz)
Date: Tue Nov 26 2002 - 05:08:35 EST

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    > I can't remember hearing of any geo sat being stuck in a parking orbit
    > before.
    > So is this a bad first?
    > 2 27558  51.5715  58.4501 0008595 268.7799  91.2663 16.35877631    50
    >
    
    No, there are many exemples of such malfuncions. Most insteresting are e.g.:
    
    1984-011B Westar 6 - malfuncion of PAM-D stage after release from the shuttle,
    captured by the crew of STS 51A (1984-113A) and returned to the Earth, then
    relaunched as 1990-030A Asiasat 1
    
    
    1984-011D Palapa 4 -   malfuncion of PAM-D stage after release from the
    shuttle, captured by the crew of STS 51A (1984-113A) and returned to the
    Earth, then relaunched as 1990-034A Palapa B2R
    
    1997-086A PanAmSat 22 - after malfunction of the last stage stranded in low
    parking orbit, bought from insurance companies by Hughes (designated as HGS-1)
    then sent to the very eccentric orbit. After multiple lunar swingby reached
    GSO, then resold as Asiasat 3.
    
    
    > Kevin
    >
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